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 »

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 »

18.12.2017

Freya’s Story: The William Project

This term Penrice English launched an auspicious Creative Writing Competition on the theme of ‘equality’. Miss Sigrist explains: “I felt equality was an apt issue to explore, as the power of language can and has been used to change the world.” “As a department we were really excited to see what our students created and… Read more »