Primary Art Workshop 2018

On Wednesday 17th January, Year 4s and 5s from Sandyhill and Poldhu primaries spent the day in the Art Department at Penrice creating mixed media imaginary worlds inspired by artists Joseph Cornell and Kristjana S Williams – and the film Avatar. Miss Morse explained: “We worked in one of our iMac suites to find and… Read more »


Primary Sports Festival

On Tuesday 26th September, Team PE at Penrice Academy hosted a mini Sports Festival for over 100 primary children from Years 4 and 5 from local primary schools. Children from St Mewan, Mount Charles, Carclaze, Fowey and Luxuylan primaries spent the day in the Sports Hall, on the AstroTurf and on the field, trying their… Read more »


Extra Transition Day 2017

On Tuesday 8th June we began the Transition season for this year, inviting some very excited Year 6 students from local schools, who are joining us in September, to spend the day with us. Mrs Macdonald and Ms Libby explained: ” The transition to Secondary School can prove to be an anxious time for some… Read more »


Maths Olympics Day 2017

On Thursday 4th May our Maths Department held their annual Year 6 Maths Olympics Day. Students were judged on their efforts and participation in the following events: Round One – Greek Plate Design Round Two – Practical Team Challenges Round Three – Team Relay Race Mrs Johns said: “Maths Olympics Day with Year 6 is… Read more »


Summer School 2016

During the summer break we welcomed a selected group of future students for a 4 day Summer School experience at Penrice Academy. Students joining us in Year 7 took part in a range of fun and educational learning activities across four days – Science Day, Maths Day, English Day and Inspired Eden, which was run by… Read more »


Welcome Days 2016

On Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July 2016 we welcomed our future Year 7s for two days of activities, giving them a chance to meet their teachers, explore the school and make new friends. The students, from primary schools across St Austell, took part in artistic, cooking and design tasks in the Art Block and… Read more »


Transition Day 2016

On Tuesday 7th June we welcomed Year 6s who are joining us in September to give them a chance to experience what life is like at Penrice Academy, through three exciting activities. Mr Matthews explains: “We had three activities for the students to try on the day. To help students find their way around the… Read more »


Primary Art and the Man Engine

On Monday 16th May, Penrice Academy welcomed Mevagissey Community Primary School for the first day of workshops around The Man Engine project. Penrice students and local primaries have been involved in The Man Engine from the start, drawing inspiration from the Project, which celebrates Cornish mining history. The theme of these workshops focussed on Cornish… Read more »


Primary Science Day: Biology

On Wednesday 21st April, the Penrice Science Department welcomed 31 Gifted and Talented Year 5 students from local primaries for an activity day exploring Biology. Students from Mevagissey, Pondhu, Carclaze, Mt Charles, Charlestown and Bishop Bronescombe were given the opportunity to use microscopes to view their own cheek cells as well as an array of other weird… Read more »


Primary Maths Olympics

On Thursday 17th March, Penrice Academy hosted it’s annual Year 6 Maths Olympics Day. Th day saw local Primary Schools compete in an all-day Maths event for gifted and talented Year 6 students, including a range of activities not only testing the students’ mathematical skills but also their ability to work as a team. Mrs… Read more »

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