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 »

10.12.2018

French and Spanish Theatre

On Monday 3rd December, Years 7, 8 and 9 French students were entranced once again by the fantastic Onatti Theatre Productions, with their play La salle des Énigmes! Who better to tell you how awesome Onatti Theatre are than our students themselves? “We really enjoyed watching the french play. The plot was very funny; the… Read more »

16.11.2018

The Penrice Language Challenge

We are launching our first Penrice Language Challenge! In our school we have students that can speak a huge range of languages including: English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Putonghua, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Shqip, German, Tagalog, Filipino, Japanese and Greek! Our Language Challenge, working with DuoLingo, is an opportunity for students and… Read more »

19.10.2018

Penrice Academy’s Big Draw 2018

“Do your best and never stop.” (Stephen Wiltshire) This year for the Big Draw, students at Penrice Academy drew a city together. The Big Draw is a global community festival, which celebrates the universal language of drawing.  Each year the Art Department has been part of the Big Draw, but usually on small scale and… Read more »

23.08.2018

Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results 2018

It has been a sensational morning for our Year 11s, opening some of the best results Penrice has ever seen. In another year of uncertainty with the new grading system, Year 11 should be immensely proud of their determination to achieve the highest positive progress grade ever recorded at Penrice – smashing last year’s outstanding… Read more »

16.07.2018

Penrice Elizabethan Fair

On Tuesday 10th of July, the sun rose high above the trees, casting long shadows over the bunting and marquees on the fields at Penrice. The smell of baking bread hung in the air, mixing with smoke from the clay ovens, before drifting across the field on a gentle breeze. Minstrels broke into a spirited rendition of… Read more »

03.05.2018

Penrice Live on the WOW Show

Penrice Academy takes part in pilot episode of brand new careers show On Wednesday 2nd May 2018, Penrice Academy was one of only two schools in the country who took part in a Google Hangout, as part of the pilot of a new careers information initiative. The interactive magazine show – the WOW Show –… Read more »

02.02.2018

Our Evening in Space

On Thursday 1st February, Penrice Academy welcomed some of the biggest names in space science in the South West for an Evening in Space. Spaceport Cornwall, Goonhilly Earth Station and interactive STEM workshop company Wonderstruck fueled the imaginations of over 300 students and parents with rockets, explosions and demonstrations on the present and future of… Read more »

22.01.2018

MAble Science: An Evening in Space!

As part of Penrice’s ongoing Mable programme, we have organised a Space Festival to take place on the evening of Thursday 1st of February 2018, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Featuring: an innovative space dome experience; rocket shows from the award winning ‘Wonderstruck’ company and presentations from Goonhilly, Newquay Space Centre, Roseland observatory and NASA; this will… Read more »

09.01.2018

Review: King Arthur

“A mysterious yet wonderful storyline that made you feel like you were living in the story.” Last term some of our MAble students travelled to the Hall for Cornwall to see Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur. Year 7’s Daisy has written a review on her experience. This thrilling story, King Arthur, was beautifully performed at the… Read more »