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 »

23.04.2015

Penrice Votes: Election Hustings

On Thursday 23rd April, Penrice Academy invited parliamentary candidates for Saint Austell and Newquay, to take part in a panel event in front of an audience of over 70 students. Following a tour of the school by student representatives for each party, the Conservative, Labour, Green, Lib Dem and Mebyon Kernow candidates took turns explaining… Read more »

22.04.2015

Enterprise Finalists at Proper Cornish

Following the hugely successful Enterprise Day last term, 9AS took full advantage of their prize with their visit to Proper Cornish HQ, in Bodmin. The team was met by Mark Muncey, Marketing Director at Proper Cornish, Kate Whetter from Cornwall Learning and Harry, the Health and Safety Operations manager, and taken into a ‘very structured… Read more »

21.04.2015

Penrice Votes: Nick Clegg Visit

On Monday 20th April, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Penrice Academy to speak to staff about issues facing the public sector and discuss education. The visit was in support of the election campaign from Saint Austell and Newquay candidate, Stephen Gilbert, in the run up to next month’s General Election. Mr Clegg spent time… Read more »

16.04.2015

Cathedral in the Classroom

On Wednesday 15th April, the RS department welcomed speakers from Truro Cathedral, to help Year 9 students understand more about the different stages of worship. The lesson was part of a unit on religious and spiritual experience, focussing particularly on Christian services in the High Church, discussing how the five senses are used during worship… Read more »

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