Green Team Supporting Make Space for BEES Project

The Penrice Plus Green Team have been supporting the Make Space for BEES collaborative project in conjunction with the University of Plymouth and Pollenize. The initiative is funded by the AHRC Design Exchange Partnership (DEP) and tackles biodiversity loss by empowering young people to create pollinator havens in their schools. There are currently six schools… Read more »


41 Students Have Their Work Published

What if the Earth stopped spinning? What if teenagers were in power? What if time travel was possible? These are just some of the ideas explored by our amazing students in the latest Young Writers’ Competition called The Glitch! Forty-one of our pupils had their work published in a fantastic anthology of work that shows… Read more »


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 »


Author Clare Owen visits Penrice Academy

Author Visit at Penrice Academy, St Austell School

Local author Clare Owen visited Penrice on Monday to speak to Year 8 students and lead a creative writing workshop. Clare is a former student of Oxford University where she studied an English degree before spending much of her career in the Creative Arts. Her name came to the fore in 2021 when her novel… Read more »


Year 9 Boys Claim County Football Title

There were scenes of celebration on Tuesday evening as Penrice Academy’s Year 9 Boys produced a memorable second-half turnaround to clinch the Football County Cup. Hosted at Sticker Football Club, the boys faced a showdown against a talented Redruth School team. The ability of the Redruth team was clear to see in the first half… Read more »


Oliver JR – Penrice Academy Production 2024 Review

There was a memorable spectacle at Penrice Academy last week as the curtain rose on their highly anticipated 2024 school production of Oliver JR. Full of classic, iconic songs like “Consider Yourself”, “Food Glorious Food”, and “Oom-Pah-Pah”, the audiences across three nights toe-tapped and clapped along throughout the shows.   Performing to over 200 people… Read more »


Local Author Justyn Edwards Visits Penrice

A massive thank you to Justyn Edwards, author of the Great Fox series, who visited Penrice on 1st March to inspire our Year 7 students. Mr Edwards began the day by speaking in assembly to all Year 7s, explaining how he became a published author only as recently as 2022 before wowing students with an… Read more »


Anticipation Rises for Oliver JR!

There is just over one month to go until our talented actors and actresses take to the stage for Penrice Academy’s 2024 school production of Oliver JR. Full of classic songs like “Consider Yourself”, “Food Glorious Food”, and “Oom-Pah-Pah”, this is set to be a toe-tapping, engaging and truly memorable spectacle.


Edie in Year 9 Wins National Young Writers’ Competition

English Teaching, young author competition at Penrice, St Austell, Cornwall

Edie was the first in her home to hear the post clatter through the letterbox and went to collect the scattered array of envelopes that lay on the floor. As she picked up and scanned through the letters, her eyebrows raised with curiosity as there was a standout, bright-teal envelope addressed to her. ‘I never… Read more »


Local Children’s Author Visits Penrice

Thank you to local children’s author Tina Barrott who visited Penrice on Monday to inspire a group of Penrice students. In an hour-long workshop, Tina talked students through both the creative writing and illustrating processes of producing children’s books, as well as her pathway to becoming a published author. Mrs Hague [pictured left], Reading Champion… Read more »

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