20.12.2017

Christmas Donations from Year 10

As part of their English Literature course, Year 10 have been studying Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Whilst the story is a seasonal classic, the novella has given us a reminder of the need and poverty that we still see around us today. In Stave 1 we see Scrooge counting his money, “A squeezing wrenching, grasping, scraping,… Read more »

28.11.2017

U14 County Netball 2017

Report from Team PE On Saturday 18th November, our girls did the Academy and themselves proud when they finished 4th in the County!   There were 2 pools and the girls finished runners up to Penryn (only coming 2nd to them and winning all of our other games). This meant that they had to play… Read more »

30.06.2017

Guides Uniforms for #Penrice3580

On Thursday 29th June, Head Girl Daisy and Deputy Evie, both members of the St Austell Guides, accepted donations of old uniforms for Penrice Academy’s Project 3580 container. From January 2017 to the Easter holidays, the community at Penrice Academy worked on a charity project that brought the whole school together. #Penrice3580, in support of… Read more »

08.06.2017

Extra Transition Day 2017

On Tuesday 8th June we began the Transition season for this year, inviting some very excited Year 6 students from local schools, who are joining us in September, to spend the day with us. Mrs Macdonald and Ms Libby explained: ” The transition to Secondary School can prove to be an anxious time for some… Read more »

08.05.2017

Maths Olympics Day 2017

On Thursday 4th May our Maths Department held their annual Year 6 Maths Olympics Day. Students were judged on their efforts and participation in the following events: Round One – Greek Plate Design Round Two – Practical Team Challenges Round Three – Team Relay Race Mrs Johns said: “Maths Olympics Day with Year 6 is… Read more »

20.04.2017

Year 10 Product Design at Falmouth

On Wednesday 19th April, 16 Year 10 students visited Falmouth University for a series of workshops run by the university’s Sustainable Product Design department.  The students had a tour around the workshops and were shown the different materials, techniques and equipment used on the course.  They then took part in a workshop where they worked in small groups… Read more »

03.03.2017

Year 10 Science Day 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, Year 10 immersed themselves once again in the world of Science, with our annual Science Day. The day saw the whole year take part in a range of sessions and workshops, featuring special guests from Cornwall College talking Engineering, Animal Care, Food and Virtual Reality, and the University of Exeter, talking… Read more »

03.02.2017

Intermediate Maths Challenge 2017

On Thursday 2nd February, 120 students from Years 9 and 10 sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge. The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 or below in England and Wales, Year 12 or below in Northern Ireland and S4 or below in Scotland. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one… Read more »

03.02.2017

Lions’ Gold Award for Daisy

On Thursday 2nd February 2017, Lions Barry Merrifield and Bill Roberts from the Lions Club of St Austell joined Year 10 at Penrice Academy for assembly, to talk about their Young Leaders in Service Programme. The programme, which is available for students of all ages, gives young people the opportunity to volunteer locally, nationally and… Read more »

23.11.2016

Young Enterprise 2016: BayLife

As part of the national Young Enterprise Programme, Penrice’s aspiring young business men and women will be competing to sell their products against 11 of the county’s schools and colleges. Students will sell their newly created products at a Christmas Fair on Sunday December 11th 2016 at Lemon Street Market, Truro BayLife are Penrice Academy’s Young… Read more »

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