25.03.2022

Curtain Rises on Penrice School Production of Mary Poppins

What a fantastic week it has been here at Penrice! The Assembly Hall was filled to capacity on all three nights of Mary Poppins and every show was greeted with rapturous applause by each audience. This was the first school production since pre-Covid times (2019) and it was certainly worth the wait with classics including… Read more »

01.12.2021

VIDEO: Mary Poppins Set Design Team Need Your Help

Penrice Academy’s Mary Poppins will be performing on the 22nd,23rd, and 24th of March. With assistance from Ms Morse, the set design team have been working on adapting the script in a real performance. The Media Team is going to be interviewing the Behind-the-Scenes teams throughout the year to show their involvement in the production,… Read more »

23.01.2019

Penrice Presents \m/

For those about to rock… Penrice Presents: School of Rock Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn some extra cash posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious Prep School. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding,… Read more »

04.05.2017

Performing Arts Clubs

This term we welcomed Flo, Mollie, Tom and Will to the Media Team and challenged them to interview Mr Tew about Penrice Plus, grab some photos and write something for the website.. in just one hour. Drama Club We asked Mr Tew: Why did you set drama club? He set up Drama Club because of… Read more »

20.04.2017

Year 8 Explore Trestle Masks in Drama

In Drama, Year 8 have been working on Trestle Masks, which are used as a tool in Theatre to aid actors in their techniques of physicality, focus, and improvisation, as well as character creation and spatial awareness. For homework, students designed and created their own masks, which are known to help to achieve a highly… Read more »

01.07.2016

Frantic Assembly Chair Duet

This term, Year 8 have taken part in Frantic Assembly’s Chair Duets Challenge – ‘the first ever free to take part, digital project for anyone and everyone across the world.’ Chair Duets is one of Frantic Assembly’s simple and accessible devising exercises used to create new material. Mr Tew explains: “Frantic Assembly are a brilliant… Read more »

03.02.2016

Those in Peril: Penrice Drama at HFC

On Monday 1st February, a selection of Year 8, 9 and 10 Drama students participated in a Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. They spent the day watching a matinee performance, participating in a professional technical rehearsal and making final preparations for their performance of Those in Peril in the evening. This has… Read more »

08.01.2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Drama Department and the cast of this year’s Whole School Play have been working hard to recreate one of Shakespeare’s most popular tales; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The story tells of the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group… Read more »

18.12.2015

Autumn Music at Penrice

‘To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time!’ – Leonard Bernstein The Autumn Term has been very successful for Penrice Music and I find myself feeling very proud of our young musicians. Our performances have included the Performing Arts Showcase, The St Austell Festival of Music, two Gig… Read more »