Medical Mentoring Programme to Launch in September

Careers at Penrice, Medical

We are delighted to announce that we will be launching a Medical Mentoring Programme, starting in September 2024. Interested students attended an introductory talk in the Assembly Hall yesterday (22nd May 2024) to learn more about the offering. The programme will increase awareness of what it takes to study Medicine and Healthcare subjects through fun,… Read more »


Students Awestruck on Imerys Careers Trip

Over 100 Year 9 students donned high-vis jackets, safety goggles and hard hats on Wednesday as they headed on a memorable field trip to local Imerys facilities. Imerys is a multi-national company that specialises in the production and processing of industrial minerals. They employ 16,900 people worldwide and have major China Clay operations here on… Read more »


Penrice Students Experience Youth Election

Tuesday 20th February marked voting day for Penrice students as children across the UK were encouraged to ‘Make Their Mark’. Year group by year group, they visited the Assembly Hall to cast their vote for the next member of Youth Parliament. There were four candidates standing to represent the Newquay and St Austell constituency. The… Read more »


Year 9 Enjoy Apprenticeships Field Trip

A big thank you to St Austell Brewery for talking to a large group of our Year 9 students on Wednesday 7th February as part of National Apprenticeships Week. The brewery showcased the career paths they offer via various ‘booths’ within the visitor centre. Our students learnt about all aspects of the business including production,… Read more »


Careers Visit to Norland College

On Saturday 20th May, Mrs Stephen (Teacher of Child Development) took a small group of students to Bath to see what it takes to become a Norland Nanny! Norland College was the first educational establishment to offer any kind of childcare training offering world-renowned exceptional training with 100% of students having jobs within their agency… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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