Penrice Plus

Our Extra Curricular life at Penrice, Penrice Plus, saw an exciting first year, with over half of our student population taking part.

Penrice Plus runs after school on Thursdays from 3.15 – 4.15pm (unless otherwise specified) and offers every student at Penrice Academy the opportunity to take part in activities, learn new skills and build on skills outside the classroom that they already have.

The programme offers a huge range of activities from sport to arts and cultural clubs, giving students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities over the course of the year.

Summer Term 2018

You can now sign up for your choice of activities for Penrice Plus starting after half term.

Spaces may be limited for some activities and we will operate on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Click here for the Google Docs form and select your choice for Penrice Plus

The deadline for completing sign up is 9pm on Tuesday 5th June.  

Our aim is to provide an extra-curricular programme that complements our curriculum and fosters a love of education. Every member of staff will be running or supporting an activity, ensuring that we have a fully inclusive programme that offers something of interest for everyone who wishes to take part.

If you have any further queries about Penrice Plus and how it is structured please email Mr Knipe at

Examples of Summer Term 2018 clubs include the following:


  • Colour Me Calm – A variety of colouring in tasks in a calm and relaxed environment
  • Community Art Project – Create art commissioned by local organisations. (Week A – Thursday and Week B – Friday)
  • Creating Art for display – Upcycling, recycling and creative challenges
  • Creative Photography Workshop
  • Creative Writing
  • Cricket Club – all ages and abilities welcome
  • Crochet club
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debate Club – Come and debate topical issues with your peers
  • Drama Club
  • Eco Club – Projects include making bug hotels, improving recycling, entering competitions… (Wednesdays only)
  • Film club – discover a range of exciting films
  • Gardening club – Your chance to get outdoors and plant a whole range of fruit and veg
  • German Language & Culture Club
  • Girls football – Develop new skills and have some fun
  • History club – produce a portrait of a famous person, create a long boat out of cardboard and watch a historical film
  • Kernow Rocks – Gathering, painting, hunting for and distributing rocks in the local area
  • KS3 art club – Print making and textiles: use a range of media and techniques you would not have the opportunity to use in class
  • Learn to knit a poppy – You will need knitting needles 4mm, a darning needle, red and ball of black wool (Approximately £6.10)
  • Learn to play guitar – lessons for beginners (Tuesdays only)
  • Lego Club – Opportunity to design and create your own Lego models. Bring your own if you have it!
  • Making Jewellery out of recycled materials
  • Maths Fun – Games based activities to build confidence around Maths
  • Media studies – shoot and edit a short film to enter in the BBC ‘Get Creative’ competition
  • Minecraft, games and programming Club (Wednesdays only)
  • Orchestra (Tuesdays only)
  • Penrice Bake Off
  • Poetry Plus – Poetry Club for all ages and standards (Tuesdays only)
  • Printmaking for KS3 – A range of different types of printing will be explored
  • Rock School – Experience being a member of a band (No beginners)
  • Science fiction reading club – Group reading and discussion about current sci-fi books (Tuesdays only)
  • Optional Spanish language KS3 Club – booster session to help students to continuing study at GCSE
  • Rounders Club
  • Summer sports club – have fun in the sun!
  • Tennis and Badminton

In the first year, Penrice Plus helped establish our Student Media Team, who have the task of finding out all about Penrice Plus through words, pictures and video.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see their work.

Music Clubs

Tuesday – Orchestra
Wednesday –
Thursday –
Rock School, Music Theory & Composition

Sports Clubs

Monday – Tennis Club
Tuesday- Athletics Club
Wednesday – FIXTURE DAY
Thursday – Cricket Club
Friday – Cheerleading, Rounders, Track and field athletics training (squad training)

All clubs are for all years and all start at 3:00 and finish at 4:30.