16.10.2015

Principal’s Blog: Looking at Your Future

Another busy week at Penrice Academy. Year 10 have been looking at their future with a visit to the Cornwall Careers Show. They will have accumulated a lot of leaflets and brochures from prospective employers, but much more importantly will have given serious consideration to their future. I do follow the fortunes of our ex-students;… Read more »

15.10.2015

Primary Science Day – Physics

On Wednesday 14th October we welcomed five students each from four local primary schools – Carclaze, Pondhu, Mevagissey and Mount Charles – for the first of our four Primary Days for this year. This time the focus was Physics, with activities based on the Bloodhound car – the world’s fastest racing car, which is designed… Read more »

14.10.2015

Future Chef 2015

On Tuesday 13th October the final school round of Future Chef 2015 took place at Penrice, where six of our top student chefs competed for a place in the next round of the culinary competition. They were tasked with producing a dessert dish of their choice within one hour. After some time practicing at home,… Read more »

13.10.2015

Penrice Orchestra Study Ten Pieces

Last week, musicians from Senior and Junior Orchestra were taken to the cinema to see the BBC film Ten Pieces. This film shows the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing the Ten Pieces and interviews with the musicians involved.  Students at Penrice will be learning Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, plus one more piece of their choice. Mr Jones… Read more »

09.10.2015

Star Students: 100% Attendance

This week’s Star Students are those who have gained 100% in their time so far at Penrice Academy. Congratulations to: Dan Watkins, Ben Webley, Sophie Dowrick, Liam Best, Frazer Natalie, Lauren Knight, Ben Williamson, Eleanor Cook, Travis Colwell-Sharp, Jamie Dyke, Samuel Cornell, Ryan Ferkin, Max Hamley, Connie Hawthorne, Jolie Kendall, Ben Lewis, Kenneth Menear, Alex Rogers, Abigail… Read more »

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 »

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