10.02.2020

Year 11 meet Employers at the Apprenticeship Show, Exeter

On 29th January a group of Year 11’s and staff went to the National Apprenticeship Show at Westpoint, Exeter. The show bought students together from schools across the Cornwall and Devon region to meet with employers and training providers offering all levels of Apprenticeships from intermediate, advanced, higher and degree.   Our students had been prepared… Read more »

10.02.2020

Academy Council learn all about Recycling

On 29th January our Academy Council visited the Suez Energy Recovery Centre in St Dennis and listened to some excellent advice and guidance about how we can improve our recycling systems. The council are keen to improve recycling at Penrice and will be working on implementing ideas over the coming months.

10.02.2020

Year 8 Go For It in 2020!

On Tuesday 21st January, Year 8 students took part in a variety of workshops across the school, to gain experience in different industries and test out their skills, taking the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the world of work. Over 20 occupational sectors were represented with professional from industries like Coodes Solicitors… Read more »

10.02.2020

Year 8 immerse themselves in cooking in Spanish!

On 10th January,  15 Year 8 students travelled to Truro School Cookery School to take part in an immersive Spanish cookery session. Maria and Manuel led the session, giving instructions in both English and Spanish, discussing the story behind the dishes, and demonstrating and encouraging the perfect technique. The pupils prepared, cooked and ate a… Read more »

10.02.2020

Students learn how to Save Lives – Mini Medics 2020

This term Penrice Academy’s Year 7 kicked off 2020 learning with how to save a life. With the Mini Medics programme, presented by Penrice Academy First Aid Instructor and Care Plan Coordinator Mrs McGrath, the students learnt all the basics of First Aid, from the recovery position to how to use a defibrillator. Mrs McGrath… Read more »

03.02.2020

Our 24 Hour Activity Challenge – raising funds for the Invictus Trust

The Academy Council selects a local charity to work with ever year and organises several fundraising activities.  This year they have chosen the Invictus Trust, a small charity that aims to support and offer services to local teenagers who are suffering from poor mental health and associated issues.  On 12th  and 13th  December, over 60… Read more »

05.04.2019

STEM at Bristol University

A glimpse of their futures!  This week Year 8 and Year 10 students have been visiting Bristol University for a STEM conference. They have had a fantastic time conversing with current undergraduate students, experiencing a campus tour and attending taster university lectures on a variety of different subjects; including Biochemistry, Engineering and French. Chelsea said… Read more »

01.04.2019

Energy Quest (STEM) Activities Day

The Energy Quest (STEM) activities day was an engaging way of inspiring our Year 8 students to become scientists in their future careers. In the first session, students were encouraged to look at jobs related to engineering, and were encouraged to think of areas where they could use engineering in relation to careers. They also discussed… Read more »

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