14.11.2016

Showjumping Report: November

It was a brilliant weekend for the Penrice Academy Showjumping squad. On Saturday 12th November 2016, Christiana Dean (pictured above, middle) competed at Tall Trees Arena representing the Academy – she came 2nd in a huge 1 metre open class. This summer Christiana completed a lifetime dream of competing at Royal Cornwall and her summer… Read more »

11.11.2016

Penrice Remembers 2016

On the morning of Friday 11th November 2016, Penrice staff and students came together in the garden for our annual Service of Remembrance. Students from all years and a variety of organisations – from Scouts and Guides to Army and Sea Cadets – paid their respects to service men and women lost in combat around… Read more »

07.11.2016

Pirate FM Christmas Toy Appeal

We are proud to be supporting Pirate FM’s Christmas Toy Appeal this year. Penrice Academy will be one of a number of official drop-off points in Cornwall. Can you help raise a smile for some of Cornwall’s most vulnerable and poorly children? Last year people in the Duchy generously donated thousands of toys for Pirate… Read more »

04.11.2016

Sport Report: 4/11/2016

It’s been a quieter week this week however there are still five Rugby matches to report on as well as information on the girls County Hockey tournament which took place on Thursday plus a look ahead to next weeks fixtures. The most significant Rugby which took place this week was the Y10s home fixture against… Read more »

02.11.2016

Penrice Careers Fair 2016

On Tuesday 1st November we held our annual Careers Fair, an opportunity for our students to discuss the fast approaching GCSE options process as well as talking about post 16 and 18 options with colleges, universities, training providers and employers. Year 10 students were also able to discuss the possibility of Work Experience placements with employers… Read more »

02.11.2016

Star Student: Arlene, Year 10

This week’s Star Student is Arlene from Year 10. She gained some exceptional extra-curricular experience during the summer to help her reach the ultimate goal of being a paramedic. Arlene explains: “Over the summer holidays I went to Royal Cornwall Hospital and did a day of work experience at the hospital to learn more about… Read more »

01.11.2016

Year 8 Make Active Volcanoes

On Tuesday 1st November as part of their module on Volcanoes, Year 8 Geographers were tasked with making a model of an active volcano – showing it erupting in the most impressive way they can. In what is always a hugely popular task combing elements of Food Technology, Science, Art and Geography, students set to… Read more »

01.11.2016

Celebrating El Día de los Muertos

On Tuesday 1st November, our Modern Foreign Language department went all out to celebrate the Mexican festival of El Día de los Muertos – known this side of the Atlantic as Day of the Dead. Mrs Yeo explains: “Despite it’s rather ghoulish name, ‘the Day of the Dead’ is actually a very beautiful celebration that celebrates the… Read more »

01.11.2016

Year 7 Get Extreme with their Reading

Last term our English Department set Year 7 the challenge of submitting a photo reading in the most unusual location, position or situation, as part of the national Extreme Reading initiative. And we have been wowed by the response. Mr Johnson said: “Year 7 – your imagination is truly inspiring! We have seen some fabulous… Read more »

01.11.2016

Penrice Remembrance Poppies

With this year’s Remembrance Day fast approaching, Mrs Brittain has brought in 100 knitted poppies in support of the international cause. Mrs Brittain explains: “My husband’s grandma has knitted poppies to raise money for the British Legion Poppy Appeal and asked if Penrice could help! We encourage our students to wear a poppy on Poppy… Read more »

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