26.02.2015

Art Certificates

Congratulations to Cameron Horwood, Emily Tromans and Paige Swain who were awarded art certificates for their work in the Spectrum Art is Art competition. Mrs Thomas, from the Learning Inclusion Centre, said: “At the LIC, it’s important to us that every student has the chance to achieve. We entered their work into a competition and… Read more »

26.02.2015

BBC Short Story Competition

Students show their short story on their iPads

This week the final group of Year 8 students at Penrice entered the annual BBC Radio 2 500 words writing competition. The students have been working hard to get their story ideas on paper, with many of them putting time in over the half term to complete them. The competition, run by Chris Evans and the… Read more »

24.02.2015

Year 10s Explore Architecture

Year 10s show their work at Accessing Architecture Day

On Tuesday 24th February, six Year 10 students from Penrice experienced the subject of Architecture at a Taster Day at Bodmin College. Liam Gennis, Rhys Johns, Tom Perry, Bailey Cannon, Marco Barressi and Emily Carr took part in a busy and exciting day, which involved interactive and practical workshops and advice from a university student… Read more »

24.02.2015

Penrice and the Phoenix Project

Penrice Students work through their drill at the Phoenix Project

This month, ten Year 10 students were handpicked to participate in the Princess Trust Phoenix Project, run by St Austell Fire Station, with the aim of building self-confidence and community spirit. Carlos Whittle, George Bolt, Bethan Paige, Daisy Snelgrove-Chandler, Tia Mellor, Chelsi Gale, Liam, Westpfel, Lewis Hambly, Ashley Skinner and Lewis Macdonald spent the week… Read more »

12.02.2015

Students Record at Pirate FM

Penrice Students recording at Pirate FM Studios

On Thursday 12th February, six students from Penrice Academy wrote and recorded a radio advert at Pirate FM, as winners and runners up of last month’s competition aboard the Pirate FM Media Bus. Olivia Rootes, Toni Miller, Natashia Goodwin, Jake Forrester, Jessica Stevens and Georgina Rowe spent the day touring the studio, working closely with… Read more »

11.02.2015

The Wizard of Oz: Rehearsals Begin!

Students rehearsing for the Wizard of Oz

Rehearsals have begun for this year’s school play – a classic take on the popular children’s story, a Wizard of Oz, which promises to be full of colourful costumes and fabulous music. Daisy Devlin, who’s set to play Dorothy alongside Maddie Wood, couldn’t be happier with how it’s going: “I was absolutely over the moon… Read more »

07.02.2015

Students Raise £2273.17 for Merlin

Students pose in a therapy chamber at Merlin MS Centre

This week Penrice Academy Students presented Merlin MS Centre in St Austell with a cheque for £2273.17, following a week of fundraising events before Christmas. Every year the school holds a charity fundraiser and this year the Academy Council, made up of representatives from each year, decided to hold a ‘charity week,’ allowing each year… Read more »

06.02.2015

The Intermediate Maths Challenge

Penrice Students complete the Maths Challenge

This week, 33 year 9, 10 and 11 students took the Intermediate Maths Challenge, testing their mathematical skills. The challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust, is a paper with 25 multiple trust questions and students are  encouraged to think through answers rather than guess. The top 40% of students nationally (about 500) receive a… Read more »

30.01.2015

Robotics in Computer Science

Students Ethan and Finn with the Mars Rover robot

Penrice Academy is fully embracing the Computer Science Curriculum through the use of a ‘mini Mars Rover’. Following the introduction of Computer Science and programming to the school curriculum, students in Year 9 and 10 now have the opportunity to engage in robotics in their Computer Science lessons, through use of a mini robot controlled… Read more »

29.01.2015

Science Immersion Day

George, Fraser and Luke during Science Immersion Day

Last week, Year 10 immersed themselves in a range of science activities testing the skills they’ve learned throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The experiments included testing sports drinks, making chemical reactions happen after exactly minute using different concentrations of chemicals, creating rockets, working on a crime scene and finding out how much… Read more »

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