01.11.2016

Year 8 Make Active Volcanoes

On Tuesday 1st November as part of their module on Volcanoes, Year 8 Geographers were tasked with making a model of an active volcano – showing it erupting in the most impressive way they can. In what is always a hugely popular task combing elements of Food Technology, Science, Art and Geography, students set to… Read more »

25.07.2016

A Little Piece of Eden

As part of Curriculum Enrichment Week 2016, a group of Year 7, 8 and 9 students worked with Eden Apprentices to create a brand new garden at Penrice. In just two days, Faith Long and Liam Pearce from Year 7, Matthew Gregory-Smith from Year 8 and Kieran Drury, Rhys Cowie and Emily Tromans from Year 9 transformed a… Read more »

15.07.2016

Star Students: Penrice Golf

Last week, Ewan Warren (Year 8) Zac Rogers (Year 9) and Ollie Watson (Year 10) travelled 700 miles to Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf, to represent their school, club and County in the English National School Championships. Ewan carded a remarkable 39 points, earning an individual 4th place overall out of 102 golfers. We… Read more »

11.07.2016

Surfing at Perranporth

On Friday 8th July, Miss James led a band of adventurous students out of the rainy greyness of St Austell into the sunny climes of Perranporth. Suntan lotion rather than raincoats were required as the group, aided by Mr Cardigan -Penrice’s answer to top surfer Russell Winter – and Mr Larham, enjoyed a two-hour surf… Read more »

07.07.2016

Final Celebration: Years 8 and 9

This week saw the first half of our Final Celebration Assemblies for this year. “There is so much to celebrate with Year 8 – they seem to take part in everything! Sports, Drama, Dance, School Report, workshops with Pirate FM, representing at the Houses of Parliament, filming with the BBC..! Very proud!” (Mr Palmer) Thursday… Read more »

01.07.2016

Frantic Assembly Chair Duet

This term, Year 8 have taken part in Frantic Assembly’s Chair Duets Challenge – ‘the first ever free to take part, digital project for anyone and everyone across the world.’ Chair Duets is one of Frantic Assembly’s simple and accessible devising exercises used to create new material. Mr Tew explains: “Frantic Assembly are a brilliant… Read more »

15.06.2016

Jake Sets up Britain’s Got Talent Gig

On Wednesday 15th June, Jake Shillaber from Year 8 and Mr Brown headed to Carclaze Primary to set up a special gig for the whole school from celebrity guest Josh Curnow, Semi Finalist from this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. Josh Curnow, who has just returned to Cornwall following appearing on BGT 2016, treated Carclaze to… Read more »

01.06.2016

Years 7 and 8 Film in the Jungle!

On Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May, 70 students from Year 7 and Year 8 at Penrice Academy took part in two days of filming with CBBC, right in the heart of the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project. The students, led by Penrice staff and the production team from Pretzel TV, who create content… Read more »

13.05.2016

Penrice at Westminster Palace

“It was an unbelievable, once in a life time day that I’ll never forget. I’ve become a lot more aware of what it’s like to be a politician and how much work they put in every day and how passionate they are about what they do – but that’s made me want to pursue it… Read more »

12.05.2016

Star Students: Penrice Awards

On Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th May we held our Awards Evenings for students who are excelling in their subjects and in school life at Penrice. Awards were given across all subjects from English and Maths to Art and Technology, were introduced by members of staff and were handed out by our special guests –… Read more »

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