23.06.2022

Students Enjoy Three Days of Enrichment Activities

This week saw Years 7, 8 and 9 take part in three action-packed Enrichment Days here at Penrice. The purpose of Penrice Enrichment Days is to teach and develop new skills in our students that they might otherwise not get to learn in traditional classroom lessons. This is all part of our mission to keep… Read more »

10.05.2022

Students Complete Ten Tors Challenge 2022

Huge congratulations to all 3 of our Ten Tors teams who successfully completed the 35-mile challenge this weekend! Our determined students began training for the expedition at the start of the academic year and all of their hard work paid off as they navigated Dartmoor under the energy-sapping sunshine. Ms Penrose, Ten Tors Leader at… Read more »

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 »

04.02.2022

Year 9 & 10 Take On National UKMT Maths Challenge

There have been faces of concentration in the computer room over the past two days as our Year 9 and Year 10 students have competed in the national UKMT Maths Challenge. The UKMT Maths Challenge is an annual event that Penrice is proud to take part in and acts as an enrichment opportunity for our… Read more »

12.12.2021

Year 9 Take On Energy Quest Workshop

Year 9 have participated in an immersive Science workshop led by Tomorrows Engineers called Energy Quest over the past two days. This was a really exciting workshop giving Year 9 students the chance to find out all about sustainable energy and learn about associated engineering careers, whilst trying to solve the problem of how to… Read more »

01.11.2021

Race Across the World 2021-22

We return to school after the half-term break full of optimism and excitement as we launch our latest extra-curricular initiative: Race Across the World. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will embark on an educational journey through Europe, South America and Africa respectively. Miss Garrod is on hand to explain 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 »

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 »

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 »

22.04.2021

Nadine Donates her Lockdown Locks

Do you ever remember returning to school after a long holiday to find that your classmate looked different? New trims, radiant sun tans and fresh new uniform are just a handful of examples where classmates take a second glance before recognising a friend’s new look. Well that’s exactly what happened to Nadine in Year 9… Read more »

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