01.07.2021

Paralympian Visits Penrice Academy

It was an honour to meet Great Britain Paralympian triathlete David Hill yesterday as he led a PE coaching session with our separate Year 7 & 8 girls’ bubbles as part of the Healthy Lifestyles Champions initiative from Youth Sport Trust David’s visit marked the pinnacle of a seven week after school sports programme for… Read more »

29.06.2021

Pupils Take On Rainbow Run Challenge for Children’s Hospice South West

Throughout last week, students across all year groups took part in the Children’s Hospice South West’s Rainbow Run challenge during their PE lessons. The event was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by all that embraced the challenge. There was a real community spirit and a sea of rainbow colours running around our 1-mile circular… Read more »

15.06.2021

Year 10 Undergo Phase II of the Senior Prefect Selection

Twelve shortlisted Year 10 students spent an afternoon at Carlyon Bay beach on Monday 14 June as they undertook team building and leadership exercises led by Sweat Cornwall. The group enjoyed 8 different challenges where they not only got to work together to further develop our strong Team Year 10 ethos, but also had the… Read more »

14.06.2021

Years 7 & 8 Enjoy Curriculum Enrichment Days

Years 7 and 8 took time out from their usual school timetable from Wednesday 9 June to Friday 11 June in order to take part in Curriculum Enrichment Days. The programme included a range of activities, including one full enterprise day focussing on responsible consumerism, along with two days of life skills workshops including first… Read more »

10.06.2021

VIDEO: Isaac (Year 10) Releases Song for G7 Summit

Huge congratulations to Isaac in Year 10 who has had his song, ‘Kids Like Me’, selected by Cornwall Music Education Hub to be part of ‘7 Songs for G7’. The collection consists of seven unique, diverse songs, all home-grown, composed by Cornish composers from the age of 15 through to well-known Cornish songwriters and composers…. Read more »

28.05.2021

Penrice Bid Farewell to Year 11

There were heartfelt hugs and tears on Friday 28 May as Penrice Academy held a special leavers’ day for Year 11. The day started with a year group assembly at 8.30 where students were shown pictures from various highlights during their time at Penrice alongside a special performance from the Penrice band led by Mr… Read more »

20.05.2021

Superb work in Year 9 Art Project

Year 9 Art & Design students have been very busy this week designing and constructing their own clay sculpture, for their ‘Surface’ project. Their work was inspired by the artists Peter Randall-Page, Luciana Rondolini, Kate Malone and Yayoi Kusama, as well as incorporating ideas, skills and techniques they have learnt this year. Their clay sculptures… Read more »

17.05.2021

National Citizen Service Visit to Launch Summer Programme

Last week, a team from the National Citizen Service (NCS) joined us to promote this summer’s programme that is now taking bookings. Year 11 students have a fabulous opportunity to take part in a two week programme that includes outdoor activities, a community project and much more! Students from Penrice are regulars on the NCS… Read more »

28.04.2021

Budding Engineers Submit Entry to the Big Bang Project

A team of seven Year 7 students have recently been hard at work on their designs for the Big Bang Project, a competition aimed at inspiring young people in the STEM subjects. Taking place after school in the DT classrooms, the students have been challenged to design filtration devices to cleanse rainwater for people to… Read more »

27.04.2021

Penrice Launches Us Plus Student Team

There was an exciting development in Penrice Academy’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing support infrastructure this week where 18 Year 9 students were trained to become the school’s first ever Us Plus student team. The aim of the programme is to create a team of young people able to support the emotional, mental health and wellbeing… Read more »

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