09.03.2015

Year 8 in the Dock for Mock Trial

Year 8s pose with their certificates from the Mock Trial

A dozen Year 8 students ended up at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court on Monday- but it was a good outcome for all as the group participated in a ‘mock trial’ organised by the Citizenship Foundation, taking on various legal roles in a case regarding a stolen mobile phone and threatening behaviour. “We were very proud of… Read more »

05.03.2015

World Book Day!

Staff dress up for World Book Day

Penrice Academy staff and Year 7 students celebrated the annual World Book Day – by dressing up as an assortment of intriguing characters from their favourite books. Prizes for the best costumes from each tutor group were give, with teachers judging their favourites. Paul Johnson, English Teacher, said: “It’s all about celebrating reading and getting… Read more »

04.03.2015

Enterprise Day

Nathan from Year 9 shows off his pasties

On Wednesday 4th March, Penrice welcomed the Proper Cornish Food Company for Business Enterprise Day, part of National Careers Week, to promote entrepreneurial spirit as well as develop awareness of the range of skills needed for different jobs. Year 9 students were set different tasks throughout the day, with the goal of promoting a Proper… Read more »

04.03.2015

Creative Writers in Charlestown

Creative Writers getting inspired in Charlestown

On Wednesday 5th March, the Creative Writing group went to Charlestown to seek inspiration and pictures from the gorgeous Cornish coast. Miss Trerise, who runs the club, said: “The Creative Writing group meet every Wednesday after school. This is a group of students who are passionate about stories and about transporting themselves and others into… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

13.01.2015

Year 7s Explore Geevor Tin Mine

Year 7s from Penrice Visit Geevor Tin Mine

“I can see a Tin Mine!” On Monday 13th January, 12 Year 7 students descended into Geevor Tin Mine on a field trip tackling elements of English, history, geography and Cornish heritage. Greeted by wind, rain and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the students, led by Tour Guide Mark, learned about life as a… Read more »

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