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 »

05.05.2015

Harvey the Dog

This term we welcomed a brand new member of staff– Harvey the Dog. Harvey, an 8 year old Springer Spaniel, has been enrolled on the Pets as Therapy and Read 2 Dogs schemes and is now officially a member of staff at Penrice; the Academy being his first assignment as a ‘Therapy Dog’. Miss Laura… Read more »

01.05.2015

Year 8 Football County Champions!

On 21st April 2015, the Penrice Academy Year 8 Football team won the Under 13 County Championship, adding the title to the Under 12 County Championship they won last year. This makes it three County Championship victories in a year for Penrice after the victory by the Year 10 Rugby Sevens team last term. The… Read more »

28.04.2015

UK Maths Trust Team Challenge

Congratulations to Year 8s Freddie Dunn and Katie Coad and Year 9s Megan Dawes and Finn Corney for their success at the UK Maths Trust in Truro earlier this month. They came a very respectable 4th place and are pictured here with their certificates. The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills,… Read more »

27.04.2015

Kernow Youth Book Awards 2015

On Wednesday 27th April, Years 7 and 8 students visited The Keay Theatre at Cornwall College St Austell for the annual Kernow Youth Book Awards. Compered by comedian and book enthusiast Kernow King, the event brought together major authors and students from around Cornwall. Shortlisted books for the 2015 Kernow Book Award were: After Tomorrow… Read more »

25.04.2015

Local Primaries Visit for Science Day

On 24th April, 35 pupils from local primary schools visited Penrice for a special day diving into the world of water bugs, dissection and giant snakes! The pupils, from Sandy Hill, Pondu, Carclaze, Charlestown, Luxulyan and Mevagissey Primary schools, took part in a Biology themed Science day. The pupils got stuck into workshops including The… Read more »

25.04.2015

Snowboarding Trip to Austria

During the Easter Holidays, students had the opportunity to visit Austria to try out snowboarding. “After 27 long hours in a coach crossing Europe, the snow-capped Austrian mountains came into view and the excitement started to build as the annual snowboarding trip finally arrived in the Austrian resort of Matrei. The weather was perfect, with a… Read more »

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