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 »

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 »

14.03.2019

Invisible Worlds Concert

On Thursday 4th April 2019, 12 schools from the St Austell area, including a number from the Peninsula Learning Trust, will be performing at the Invisible Worlds event at the Eden Project! Read more about Invisible Worlds here. Children from St. Mewan, Bishop Bronescombe, Charlestown, Mevagissey, Fowey, Luxulyan, Lostwithiel, Carclaze, Pondhu, Sandy Hill, Mount Charles… Read more »

08.03.2019

Obesity in Modern Times

Obesity is a world-wide crisis. According to the government, in 2016/2017, an estimated 22.6% of children (aged 4 to 5) in England were overweight, a significant increase from 21.9% in 2014/2015. So, what is obesity and why is it a problem? Young Reporter Jack investigates. Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excess… Read more »

07.03.2019

British Sign Language

By Emily Why everyone should learn BSL My passion for sign language was first ignited through an extra-curricular club after school on a Thursday where we learnt the basics of sign language and my interest sky rocketed from there. I believe studying sign language and learning about Deaf culture is a vital life skill to… Read more »

15.02.2019

The Outdoor Learning Environment

Penrice Academy Opens a Brand New Farm This spring, staff and students at Penrice Academy are excited to launch the Outdoor Learning Environment – also known as the Penrice Farm, a project that has been a year in the making. The Outdoor Learning Environment offers students the opportunity to learn outside, gain agricultural skills and… Read more »

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