09.10.2015

Principal’s Blog: An Interesting week

It’s been an interesting week. We began on Monday with clear water running from our taps but within 20 minutes it had turned brown. South West Water were called and they reassured us that the water was safe and, although discoloured, would quickly run through to clear again. All seemed well until just as first… Read more »

09.10.2015

Sport Report: 09/10/2015

Plenty more sport action this week with Rugby fixtures against Richard Lander, the Netballers away at Wadebridge and Football against Liskeard. In the Rugby, the Year 7s kept up their unbeaten record with an excellent victory at Home against a physically bigger Richard Lander side. In an extremely physical game the boys showed great commitment and work rate… Read more »

08.10.2015

See Your Design on a Go Jute Bag!

This month, bag manufacturers Go Jute are offering students at Penrice Academy a chance to have their own personal design printed on a batch of reusable bags, in line with the new Plastic Bag Tax, which will see all single-use bags coming with a 5p charge from this month. Richard from Go Jute, who have international… Read more »

07.10.2015

Inside Junior Orchestra

Junior Orchestra takes place every Tuesday afternoon in the Music Suite. It’s for passionate Penrice musicians to come together and experience playing together as an orchestra. Mr Jones, Music Teacher, said: “This is a friendly and fun orchestra for beginners up to Grade 3. Even if you can’t play anything yet, you can join in… Read more »

07.10.2015

Discussing PHSE with Bodmin College

On Monday 5th October, a selection of Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 students from Penrice Academy and Bodmin College came together in The Core to discuss the teaching of PHSE at their schools. The students discussed what had been taught in the past, what was currently being taught and what they believe would be… Read more »

02.10.2015

Sport Report: 02/10/2015

This weeks sport review starts with news of another trophy added to the ever expanding trophy cabinet at Penrice with the Y11 Rugby team again proving their quality in winning the Army 10s Championships on home soil. Eight teams competed including, Newquay Treviglas, Helston, Richard Lander, Fowey, Penair, Penryn and Redruth joining Penrice competing in 28… Read more »

02.10.2015

Principal’s Blog: Distance Assessment

The question the staff often ask themselves is ‘How effective am I at what I do?’. In the same way that we continually test and monitor the young people in the school and how well they are learning, we test and monitor what the adults in the building do too. On one level this is… Read more »

01.10.2015

Penrice Host and Win Rugby Tournament

On Tuesday 29th September, we hosted the U16 Army 10S Rugby Tournament 2015, inviting schools from all over Cornwall to compete in a round-robin style event. After a full afternoon of highly competitive rugby, Penrice emerged as winners. The eight teams – Newquay Treviglas, Helston, Richard Lander, Fowey, Penair, Penryn and Redruth – joined hosts… Read more »

30.09.2015

Creating a Buzz about Reading

This week our Year 7s were presented with the books they had chosen as part of Bookbuzz, a reading programme from Book Trust, which supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture. Mr Johnson, English Teacher at Penrice, said: “The Bookbuzz scheme is a great opportunity to… Read more »

30.09.2015

Inside Poetry Club

“I really like Poetry Club – it’s a chance to be creative in all sorts of ways. I love English, and Poetry Club is like English lessons but with no limitations at all!” (Maria, Year 8) Poetry Club, run by Mr Jackson and Mr Larham, is an opportunity for students to be creative without boundaries…. Read more »

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