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 »

05.05.2016

Penrice at Pirate HQ

Zip it, Block it, Flag it! (Part Two) On Thursday 5th May, nine students from Year 8 were invited to Pirate FM HQ in Redruth for an exclusive behind the scenes tour, to experience recording in a studio and have a chance to interview Pirate’s Neil Caddy on life as a radio presenter. The visit… Read more »

24.03.2016

Student Reviews: Midsummer

This week, Year 8 students were given the task of writing their own reviews for this term’s Whole School Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They had to think about all the elements of a good review – from forming an opinion and picking their favourite parts, to being fair, descriptive and interesting for the reader…. Read more »

24.03.2016

The Man Engine Project

On Tuesday 22nd March and Thursday 24th March, Year 8 students took part in four workshops run by Golden Tree, where they investigated aspects of Cornwall’s mining heritage including the role of women, the engineering advances and the personal stories of miners far away from home. Students were also able to get hands on with… Read more »

03.03.2016

BBC’s Matt Mentors for School Report

On Thursday 3rd March we welcomed Matt Shepherd from the BBC for the morning to mentor our School Reporters in the run up to next week’s BBC School Report. This year 30 students have signed up to report the news from Penrice Academy and many have already started writing, planning and interviewing. Your School Reporters: Georgia,… Read more »

09.02.2016

BF Adventure Challenge

On Friday 5th February, a group of Year 7 and 8 students visited BF Adventure in Penryn for a day of problem solving, team building and exciting activities. The day consisted of a series of  challenges including rafting, catapult building and firing at targets before the students headed down to the Adventure Quarry. The challenges… Read more »

05.02.2016

eSafety with Pirate FM

Zip it, Block it, Flag it! On Friday 5th February, Pirate FM parked their high-tech Media Bus at the school ready for a day of workshops with Year 8 students on the subject of eSafety. Paul from Pirate FM, who ran the workshops, explained: “The eSafety Challenge is something we’re really passionate about at Pirate…. Read more »

03.02.2016

Those in Peril: Penrice Drama at HFC

On Monday 1st February, a selection of Year 8, 9 and 10 Drama students participated in a Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. They spent the day watching a matinee performance, participating in a professional technical rehearsal and making final preparations for their performance of Those in Peril in the evening. This has… Read more »

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