04.03.2024

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 »

08.12.2023

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 »

23.11.2023

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 »

23.02.2023

Children’s Author Ben Davis Visits Penrice Academy

Penrice Academy welcomed a special guest on Wednesday 22nd February when renowned children’s/teen’s author Ben Davis visited the school. Mr Davis spent the whole day at Penrice, hosting two assemblies and two creative writing workshops. The assemblies had the attending Year 7 and Year 8 students full of intrigue with the reading of extracts from… Read more »

12.11.2021

Author and Storyteller Katy Cawkwell visits Penrice Academy

Devon-based author and storyteller Katy Cawkwell visited Penrice Academy on Friday 12 November in order to lead workshops with the Year 7 and Year 10 students. Katy’s workshops are fast gaining a reputation amongst the school community and English teacher Mr Newton was keen to share Katy’s infectious enthusiasm for storytelling with Penrice students. Mr… Read more »

16.07.2021

Students Celebrate Success at Lit REBEL Awards Ceremony

Our inspirational young readers celebrated their passion for the books they’ve loved reading throughout their lunchtimes this half term, giving book reviews and presentations to our senior members of staff and heads of years earlier today. The event started with an awards ceremony which was then followed by some student speeches and a pizza party…. Read more »

10.02.2020

An Inspector Calls at Penrice!

On 5th February, Drama Impact performed An Inspector Calls to the whole of year 9 and year 11 to support their understanding of this GCSE text. There were around 25 year 11s who took part in a workshop during the morning lesson and three of these students then played a vital role in the opening… 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 »