14.09.2018

Plastic Free Penrice: Seas Our Future

Penrice Academy to Launch Plastic Free Campaign Penrice Academy is to join a growing list of communities around the country with a mission to cut back on single use plastic for the good of our oceans. With the help of St Austell Mayor Gary King and the team at Cornwall’s Surfers Against Sewage, students at… Read more »

23.08.2018

Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results

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 »

29.06.2018

Be Strong Online

On Thursday 28th of June 2018 we held a training day which saw a number of students become Be Strong Online Ambassadors, helping to develop an initiative to promote positive online behaviour and build digital resilience. Will from the Media Team reports. Be Strong Online is a digital resilience programme for young people from The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign…. Read more »

20.04.2018

Sports Report: Girls’ Football

20/04/2018 Although it is only the first week back from the Easter half term, the PE department have had a busy start – kicking off with two exciting Girls’ Football matches resulting in some fantastic news for Penrice Sport! We had two matches last night. Our U14 girls played against Liskeard on home turf and… Read more »

20.04.2018

Bloodhound: Race to the Line

On Tuesday 17th April 2018, Penrice students were invited to RNAS Culdrose to take part in the Regional Finals of Race to the Line; a project based around the Bloodhound speed record attempts. The project, which has been running for three years, saw a number of schools come together to create and race cars in… Read more »

13.03.2018

BBC School Report 2018

This week our Student Reporters tackle a huge question: Why might American schools have to give training in using weapons, while schools in the UK teach staff how to save a life? We learn more about our Mini Medics Programme and our defibrillator, explore the place of women in society in 2018 and speak to… Read more »

19.02.2018

Somerset Trampoline Competition

Last term, Owain Brociner-Allen from Year 11 took part in a regional trampoline competition in Somerset, competing against a range of ages and experiences. Owain told us all about it. “It was fantastic; I went to Somerset and took part in a completion representing the school – any age could apply but I was competing… 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 »

25.01.2018

Young Carers and Action for Children

Action for Children – Young Carers discuss a Digital App to Monitor Mental Health On Tuesday 23rd January, Kate Stulberg, a Digital Product Manager at Action for Children in London, visited a group of Penrice Young Carers to discuss plans to set up a mobile phone App to monitor young people’s mental health. Kate, along with… Read more »

23.01.2018

Mini Medics

This term Penrice Academy’s Year 7 Student Council and Young Carers kicked off 2018 learning the most valuable skill of all – how to save a life. With the Mini Medics programme, presented by Penrice Academy First Aider and Care Plan Coordinator Mrs McGrath, the students learnt all the basics of First Aid, from the… Read more »

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