01.02.2023

Penrice Gears Up for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 #NAW2023

We are getting ready to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2023 (NAW2023) next week, taking place from 6th to 12th February 2023. NAW2023 brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to celebrate the value, benefit, and opportunity that apprenticeships bring. Mrs Lorraine Turner, Our Head of Careers, and all tutors will be educating students about apprenticeships during… Read more »

24.11.2022

Hundreds Attend Joint-School Careers Fair

Thank you to all of the exhibitors who gave their time during last night’s Joint-School Careers Fair, hosted at Poltair School. Open to Year 10 & 11, this was the first Careers Fair since pre-Covid in 2019 and the Poltair School Hall was full of hustle and bustle as families attended in great numbers. The… Read more »

10.10.2022

Titan the Robot Inspires Budding Computer Science Students

Pupils at Penrice Academy in St. Austell welcomed a world-famous, 8-foot-tall visitor into school on Monday 10th October. Jaws dropped as Titan the Robot took to the stage with a mission to both entertain and to plant the seed of inspiration in each student’s brain, showcasing what is possible in Computer Science. The visit of… Read more »

17.01.2022

Year 10 Catering & Hospitality Students Taste Army Life

Year 10’s Catering and Hospitality students were visited by the Army this morning as their cooking skills were put to the test using real Army ration packs. The workshop began with a presentation on Army careers, focussing on the Royal Logistics Corp and what life is like being a Chef in the Army. Students learnt… Read more »

14.06.2021

Years 7 & 8 Enjoy Curriculum Enrichment Days

Years 7 and 8 took time out from their usual school timetable from Wednesday 9 June to Friday 11 June in order to take part in Curriculum Enrichment Days. The programme included a range of activities, including one full enterprise day focussing on responsible consumerism, along with two days of life skills workshops including first… Read more »

17.05.2021

National Citizen Service Visit to Launch Summer Programme

Last week, a team from the National Citizen Service (NCS) joined us to promote this summer’s programme that is now taking bookings. Year 11 students have a fabulous opportunity to take part in a two week programme that includes outdoor activities, a community project and much more! Students from Penrice are regulars on the NCS… Read more »

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

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 »

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