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 »

28.01.2015

Year 9 Dragon’s Den

Penrice students take part in Dragons Den

This week, five teams of Year 9 students took part in a mock Dragon’s Den, as part of their Business Studies course. The teams took turns to present three-minute pitches to a panel of  four judges comprised of Mr Parry, Mrs Yeo, Mr Reed and Year 11 students Ellie and Sam, who were part of… Read more »

24.01.2015

Year 6 Printmaking Workshop

This week, pupils from Mount Charles, St Mawes and Pondhu Primary School visited Penrice Academy for a Printmaking Workshop. They learnt a number of techniques including the Reduction Method and the Addition Method of printing, using various types of paper and colours. Mrs Menear, Year 6 Teaching Assistant at Pondhu, said: “It’s lovely to see… Read more »

22.01.2015

Students Perform at HFC Showcase

Penrice Students at the Hall For Cornwall

On Monday 19th January, 17 Penrice students represented their school at the Cornwall Secondary Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. The theme of the night was Kernow Tales: Tall and Small, with 11 schools, two youth drama groups and three choirs celebrating Cornish culture using drama, dance and music to portray a… Read more »

21.01.2015

Students Brainstorm New Website

iPad Geniuses at leap in St Austell

This week, 10 of our iPad Geniuses visited St Austell Web Designers Leap to explore ideas for a new school website. The students acted as the business ‘clients’ representing the school, providing ideas and suggestions as to what the new website should be like. The Geniuses, who help students around the school with technical difficulties… Read more »

15.01.2015

Student Artwork for Charlie Hebdo

Students create artwork for Charlie Hebdo

Students in Year 10 at Penrice Academy have finished their artwork symbolising the terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier this month. The day after news came of the shootings on 7th January 2015, students came together in assembly to think about freedom of speech, religion and free press. The assembly was followed by… Read more »

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