28.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Interview with Scarecrow

Liam from Year 8 landed the role of Scarecrow for this year’s play. Described as ‘hilarious’ by the Drama team, Liam is tackling the task singlehandedly, calling it ‘great experience’ for his future career…. What’s it like being Scarecrow? It was amazing when I found out, because I just didn’t expect to be given such… Read more »

25.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Lights and Sounds!

Every great production needs a great Special Effects team – and the boys working on Lights and Sounds behind the scenes on The Wizard of Oz have got it covered. Oliver Pearce and Brett Barnes, from Year 9, have been working on production since they started Penrice. Brett explained: “We do the lighting and sounds for… Read more »

14.05.2015

Bake Sale for Parkinson’s UK

Congratulations to 10PW, who raised £95.25 during a bake sale in aid of Parkinson’s UK this week! Lucy Hamley from 10PW, who led organisation of the annual sale, said: “I chose the charity as my granddad had Parkinson’s, so it’s a cause close to my heart.” The event also forms part of the Volunteering Section… Read more »

11.05.2015

Penrice Completes Ten Tors Challenge

This weekend, six students from Penrice Academy completed the Ten Tors challenge, which sees teenagers from all over the South West taking on a 35, 45 or 55 mile self-sufficient expedition on Dartmoor. They were the first ever team to fly the flag for Penrice Academy. The 35mile team, who are all from St Austell,… Read more »

07.05.2015

Penrice Votes: Mock Election

On Thursday 7th May, as the nation began to cast their votes in the General Election, Penrice Academy students across the school were casting their own votes, following weeks of campaigning by our party representatives. The votes were cast electronically in The Core, by entering unique numbers into a system called ‘My Voice’ – brought… Read more »

07.05.2015

Mr Hopkins Recognised by Apple

Congratulations to Mr Hopkins, who has been awarded Distinguished Educator status by Apple! This is a rare honour bestowed on teachers working at the forefront of educational technology and was based on a portfolio of work and presentations. Mr Hopkins is now one of a small number of Apple innovators across the country. Mr Hopkins… Read more »

06.05.2015

Primary Schools Visit for Photography

On Wednesday 6th May, 21 primary students from four schools in the St Austell area – St Mewan, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill and Pondhu Primary – attended a Primary Workshop on photography techniques in the Art Block at Penrice Academy. They learnt all about cyanotypes, photograms and making handmade negatives, using drawings and silhouettes to… Read more »

06.05.2015

Singing Lessons at Penrice

Singing lessons take place on Wednesday mornings and are run by Mrs Tracey Bailey, a peripatetic singing teacher who offers lessons in Cornwall for children from ages 8-18. Mrs Bailey said: “It’s important that people know you can have singing lessons at school and it can be a huge part of a students’ school life… Read more »

05.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Rehearsals Continue

This year’s production of the Wizard of Oz is a classic take on the popular children’s story, which promises to be ‘full of colourful costumes and fabulous music.’ Described by Mr Tew – who is directing the performance alongside Miss Nance and Miss Tellam – as “a piece which combines high quality drama, natural singing… Read more »

05.05.2015

Young Enterprise at Innovation Awards

At the end of April, the Penrice Young Enterprise team attended the Cornwall Innovation awards at The Atlantic Hotel, where they won the Happy Camper Award for the most positive customer service! Strive Cornwall, which is made up of Ellie Taylor, Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lobb, Jack Farley, Megan Garrett, Lewis Jackson, Aimee Rickson, Steven Bartlett, Emma… Read more »

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