Curriculum Enrichment Week 2022 – Blog

Final Updates

Isles of Scilly – Final Two Days

Report written by Mr Banfield:
Friday brought us outstanding weather for the last group to go to Penninis Head to try coasteering, it was quite a sight to see our students taking the plunge (literally) and overcoming their fears to jump off the rocks. Whilst this was taking place, on the other side of the island some well crafted sand sculptures were being created and more ice-creams being consumed! In the afternoon we headed off on the Seahorse to the Western Isles where puffins, a nesting pair of peregrine falcons, a huge range of seabirds and the first sunfish of the year were spotted. In the evening, both camps held their award ceremonies where medals and certificates were given out for almost anything you could imagine!

Saturday was a bit overcast and drizzly which summed up the mood on both camps – we knew the end was in sight. Camps cleared, rubbish sorted and we headed into town for some final souvenir shopping before boarding the Scillonian for a rather bumpy cruise back.

So there we have it, the end of our first Scilly Camping week. As always, our students were an absolute credit to Penrice, we hope memories and friendships were made that last a lifetime. I would also like to publicly say a huge thank you to the team of Staff who supported this trip, without you it would never have been as amazing as it was!

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Arts Trip to London – Day 5

Some final pictures from the Arts Trip to London on Friday where the team enjoyed a guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall before walking through Hyde Park and beginning their journey home.

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Skate Week

There were lots of flips and tricks as students enjoyed CEW Skate Week.

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Friday 22 July 2022

Living London Life – Days 3 & 4

Plenty of sightseeing for our Living London Life students over the past few days in the capital!

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Isles of Scilly – Day 3 (Thursday)

As the sun broke through the clouds, the air was rich with the smell of suntan lotion. Students broke off for coasteering, rock sculpture making, a leisurely amble through the nature reserve and plenty of lounging on the beach!

The Tresco group headed off on the tripper boat and basked in the amazing Abbey Gardens where the friendly animals couldn’t help but pose for photos.

Today, for the last day, we hear that the team are going on a Nature Cruise and are all very excited!
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Kernow Week – Group 1

Kernow Week Group 1 have been busy exploring the best Cornwall has to offer throughout the week. Pictured below are a day at Healey’s Cider Farm (Tuesday), a walk around Fowey and the surrounding area (Wednesday), and today at Restormel Castle and Readymoney Cove.

Arts Trip to London – Day 4

Our creative students headed to the National Gallery on Thursday where they learnt how to make paint in a private workshop followed by time exploring the gallery

After the workshop and lunch, they walked down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria Memorial before heading to Horse Guards’ Parade and Whitehall via St James’ Palace.

Later in the afternoon, they visited the iconic Hard-Rock Café and picked up some souvenirs. But they weren’t done there!!

Later in the evening, they headed to the Fortune Theatre to see a spooky performance of The Woman in Black with professional actors. What a busy day!

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Kernow Week – Group 2

Our Kernow Week students had lovely weather on Thursday when they visited Readymoney Cove and Restormel Castle.

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Action & Adventure Week – Group 3

It was an adrenaline-filled day on Thursday for Action & Adventure Group 3 who headed to Hangloose Eden!

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All Things Sporty

Our All Things Sporty students are still going strong despite 5 days of physical activity. They started on Monday with Rounders and Basketball. On Tuesday they played Volleyball and Football before taking on a Fitness Challenge on Wednesday! Yesterday was the turn of Dodgeball and Badminton.

Today, they have rounded off the week with a tournament of different sports. Here they are playing football on the Astro earlier this morning.

Plymouth Argyle FC Week – Day 4

It was a magical day for our PAFC students yesterday as they were given a guided tour of Home Park Stadium. A big thank you to Plymouth Argyle for this fantastic experience ?

After the tour, the students then enjoyed a 5-a-side tournament in the Goals Centre, Plymouth.

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Isles of Scilly – Day 2 (Wednesday)

On Wednesday, the Isles of Scilly team headed to Porthmellon for a watersports day! They were split into 3 groups – one doing stand-up paddleboarding, one doing kayaking and the other doing beach games. The students also had time to enjoy a leisurely stroll through Old Town.

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History Trip to Bristol – Days 3 & 4

We are delighted to report that our Historians have returned safely from Bristol! Here are a collection of photos from their final two days in and around the iconic city.

On Wednesday, the team enjoyed some downtime, heading to Longleat Safari Park to see some wild and exotic animals! On Thursday, for their final day, the students headed to Cheddar Gorge to see the majestic caves that have been carved over millenniums.

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Coarse Fishing

The drizzly weather didn’t dampen the spirits of our Coarse Fishing students on Wednesday when they visited Gwinear Angling near Newquay.

Look at the size of some of those fish ?

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Around the World in 5 Days – Days 3 & 4

Our globe-trotters have been experiencing European cultures over the past few days including France, Italy, Spain and our own British culture.

On Wednesday, the team travelled to Institut Francais, immersing themselves in a variety of French language activities and a film. After this, they all enjoyed some fun team games in Hyde Park before an evening meal at Pizza Express.

On Thursday, they headed to the British Museum for a self-guided tour in the morning. But there was no time to rest! – In the afternoon, the team experienced Spanish culture in Pineapple Dance Studios with a Flamenco show! All of this resulted in some very hungry appetites and, continuing the Spanish theme, they all enjoyed tapas!

Wishing all of the Around the World team a fun-filled last day and a safe journey home.

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Thursday 21 July 2022

Action & Adventure (Group 2)

Our thrill-seekers in Group 2 tackled a series of fun obstacle courses at BF Adventure yesterday. Great teambuilding exercises and smiles all around!

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The Great British Golf Getaway

Hello from the team in Devon on The Great British Golf Getaway! ?

We hear that all of the training is paying off with noticeable improvements in our students’ games!

Riding at Barguse Stables

Some lovely pictures taken over the last few days from Barguse Riding Centre where students have been enjoying riding lessons as well as learning about horse management, stable care and horse care.

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Robotics Week

The Robotics Week team have had a fleet of robots out in force ranging from MARS rovers to remote controlled buggies! Today they were programming Lego spike prime, creating dancing robots – they also had a hopper race. All of these robots are entirely coded by our students and it has been wonderful to see their creations.

This afternoon they are continuing the development of their computer games using scratch. So far we have flying cat games, horror games, and a zombie survival game!

Isles of Scilly Trip

Great news – The Isles of Scilly team have found some WiFi!! ? . Photos are beginning to filter through. Here are the pictures from Day 1 of the trip – the Scillonian journey and setting up camp!

More photos to follow shortly!

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Arts Trip to London – Day 3

Did someone say ‘London Eye’???!

Our Creative Arts students enjoyed stunning views over the city centre yesterday afternoon as they took a ride on one of London’s most iconic landmarks!

Earlier in the day they visited the Tate Modern to see some of the finest artwork in the country. In the late afternoon (after the London Eye), the team headed to the National Theatre for a backstage tour!

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Wednesday 20 July 2022

Farm Week – Day 2

The students participating in Farm Week visited Duchy College’s Future Farm on Tuesday. During the trip, the students learnt all about how cows are milked, where they live and what they eat. They also had the chance to milk Daisy the cow, have a tractor driving tutorial and check on the farm sheep whilst having a tractor and trailer ride! They ended the day by sampling some cheese made from the cows’ milk.

Chill and Thrill – Day 2

Our Thrill and Chill students enjoyed a day at Adrenaline Quarry on Tuesday! They started the morning on giant inflatables in the aqua park. This was followed by axe throwing in the afternoon.

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Around the World in 5 Days – Day 2

Say cheeeeese!

The team started Tuesday with a guided walking tour of London – here they are by Covent Garden Market!

This was followed by a visit to a nearby Mosque where they were given a tour by one of the Mosque leaders.

The day finished with some relaxed team games in Regents Park before heading to a Lebanese restaurant in the evening.

Isles of Scilly Trip

Oh dear – we’re experiencing some Scilly internet problems! Mr Banfield has been taking many photos but we’re just having trouble sending them across. Stay tuned for a MEGA update when all of the images arrive!

Arts Trip to London – Days 1 & 2

After arriving at London Paddington on Monday and getting settled into their accommodation, the crew headed straight to the London Dungeon – full of talented live actors bringing 1000 years of authentic London history to life! This was followed by an evening meal at Wahacca and a leisurely evening walk up the River Thames, taking in the sights and landmarks.

On Day 2, the students headed to a theatre workshop in Covent Garden with professional performers. They stayed near Covent Garden all day in order to watch the professionals take to the stage in their production of The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre straight after dinner.

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Action & Adventure (Group 1)

On Tuesday, our Group 1 thrill-seekers headed to Hangloose at Eden Project! They had to be patient and wait for a while until the rain and thunder to passed, but pupils were kept entertained by passing time with the Rock Paper Scissors game, team Mrs Razzel Vs team Mrs Skyba. Mrs Razzel’s team were victorious, just in time to go back out and hangloose!!!!

Action & Adventure (Group 4)

Our students were put through their paces at BF Adventure yesterday in a variety of adrenaline-filled communication and teambuilding activities.

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Living London Life – Days 1 and 2

Great to see everyone enjoying themselves!

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History Trip to Bristol – Day 2 Highlights

Our young historians had a jam-packed itinerary for their second day in Bristol. They started the morning with a buffet breakfast before heading to the Brunel’s SS Great Britain. From there, they received a guided tour, looking at the Dry Dock and the Being Brunel Museum.

After lunch, students headed to Aerospace Bristol and were amazed at the story of the retired Concorde supersonic plane which they had on display! But their day wasn’t over there…

In the evening, the team visited Café Rouge in Cribbs Causeway. A lovely way to end a busy day!

Tuesday 19 July 2022

History Trip to Bristol – Day 1 Highlights

Our budding historians have been busy exploring Bristol. They kickstarted the week with a walking tour around the city centre on Monday before heading to the Roman Baths!

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Chill and Thrill

Zapppppp! – Our Chill and Thrill group had lots of fun at Big Dunk’s Laser Tag yesterday where they enjoyed a series of laser tag games in the outdoor arena and nearby woodland.

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All Things Creative

Elsewhere, in school, our artistic students have been using vibrant colours to design their names. Some really eye-catching work here ?

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Action & Adventure (Group 4)

It was beautiful weather for learning how to surf at Fistral Beach yesterday. Here are our Action & Adventure students in enjoying the waves!

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Around the World in 5 Days (London Trip)

Our young explorers have wasted no time in immersing themselves in different cultures on their UK Residential trip!

Students take in the views of the London Eye

Yesterday, students started their journey by experiencing Africa, enjoying a drumming workshop before creating some African art at the Africa Centre.

Late in the afternoon, the team walked alongside the River Thames and took in the views of the London Eye and Chinatown.

All of this activity, paired with the long trip up from Cornwall, resulted in some very hungry appetites! The students thoroughly enjoyed their Mexican evening which included tacos, burritos, enchiladas and much more!

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Monday 18 July 2022

We’ve had an awesome first day of Curriculum Enrichment Week here at Penrice!

In Chef Week, local chef Craig Barrett joined our budding cooks in the Penrice Kitchen. On the Astro, coaches from Plymouth Argyle began the week by giving our students a taste of what it is like to train like a professional.

PAFC Week – Curriculum Enrichment Week (CEW) 2022

Elsewhere in Farm Week, students have been learning how to groom, clean and care for the animals. And finally, in Jedi Academy, our young padawans have been using the force in a variety of sensory based games (which just so happened to involve water pistols)!

We’re beginning to gather photos from our out-of-school trips, including our UK residentials, and we’ll start sharing these tomorrow – so do keep checking our page for updates! For more photos, please visit our Facebook page.