Curriculum Enrichment Week 2023 – Blog

Friday 21 July 2023

Living London Life

Our Living London Life students are now resting up on their journey home after a non-stop week in the big city!!

Safe travels home and enjoy your summer!!!

Chef Week

Our students on Chef Week had a great time at The Lost Gardens of Heligan earlier this week where they enjoyed a tour of the gardens and the pineapple pits!

As you can see… there was also time at the end of the day for some silliness!

Farm Week

Students have had an ‘udderly’ brilliant time this week, visiting Stithians Agricultural Show, the Duchy College Future Farm, Dairyland, and spending time on our lovely school farm.

Students ended the week muddy, tired, smelling of goats, but still smiling!

Equestrian Week

Our students in Equestrian Week have had a fabulous few days.

On Tuesday and Wednesday they attended Barguse Riding Centre to improve their riding skills, play games and help with yard jobs.

On Thursday, they enjoyed a hack with Little Margate in Cardinham Woods before heading to Penmellyn Equine Vets in the afternoon.

Finally, today they have visited Trenance Riding Stables.

Fishing Week

There have been plenty more successful catches in Fishing Week! Mr Parry attended on Thursday and caught his first-ever fish!!

Action & Adventure Group 2

There was lots of fun and thrills at Flambards yesterday with Action & Adventure Group 2!

Thursday 20 July 2023


Mrs Rebecca Yeo
Head of Languages at Penrice

Another great day in Spain. Our students have been absolutely amazing! They enjoyed the day in Tossa de Mar today, shopping at the market, completing a treasure trail and out for a pizza lunch.

Yesterday, our students enjoyed the shade of Poble Espanyol, the view at Mont Juic and ice creams at el Museo de Arte Nacional!

Now looking forward to cooling off in the pool and heading out for Flamenco tonight!

Arts Trip to London

Words by: Mr Brodey
Music Teacher at Penrice Academy

“We have been lighting up London with these little stars who have all been enthralled and enchanted by the charm of the Big Smoke! We’ve had a fantastic couple of days sightseeing the famous landmarks and emerging ourselves in creative, city culture.

Tuesday’s highlights included exploring the Tate Modern, riding the London Eye, cruising on the Thames and experiencing an amazing performance of Wicked.

On Wednesday, we had an inspiring interactive workshop at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square followed by relaxing retail therapy in Leicester Square and Covent Garden. We delved into history at the British Museum and followed this with a hilarious performance of The Play That Goes Wrong. We even managed to snag backstage entry and a photo with some of the cast!

We can’t wait to carry on our jam-packed week with today’s royalty-themed excursions. First of all we get up close and personal, rubbing shoulders with the stars at Madame Tussauds and then a walk down the Mall to spot the King at Buckingham Palace! I wonder which stars we will see tonight when visiting The Vaudeville Theatre to see Six.

We cannot wait!”

All Things Creative

Our students are bursting with creativity in All Things Creative!

Over the past few days they have enjoyed sketching, created blackout poetry, made perler beads, done rock painting, tried their hand at nature art, prepped the Year 9 yard and decorated the school with some eye-catching street art!

Wednesday 19 July 2023

Action & Adventure Group 1

It was lovely weather for some adrenaline-fuelled fun today where Action & Adventure Group 1 visited Hangloose Adventure at Eden!

Isles of Scilly Update!

Write up from Monday:
After a soggy night, the clouds parted and the sun shone all day which was excellent news as the students headed to the beach for their first watersports experience. SUP and kayaking were the order of the day with the addition of beach sculptures and adrenaline filled fast RIB boat rides.

Living London Life

Our students have enjoyed a great few first days in the big city! Here they are from Day One in the Rainforest Cafe before enjoying ‘Back to the Future’ in the theatre!

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Fishing Week

Yesterday, our students enjoyed a great day trip out on Aquila Charters at Mevagissey There were lots of fish caught including Whiting, Mackerel, Pouting and topped by a great Pollock! Thanks to Chris for his knowledge and help!

Action & Adventure

It has been a fun-filled first few days of CEW for Action & Adventure Group 1!

On Monday, they headed to BF Adventure to take on the high rope assault course and do some quarry steering!

Yesterday, they headed to Newquay to catch some waves!


Report from Mrs Yeo:

We’ve had a great day in Barcelona today taking in Las Ramblas, the market, Sagrada Familia and the Olympic Stadium (although Iron Maiden stopped us from actually getting inside)!

Isles of Scilly

Our Isles of Scilly students have been busy making underwater friends!!

Kernow Week

Our Kernow Week students have been enjoying the very best of local attractions and our beautiful home county.

On Monday, they took in the stunning coastline with a coastal path walk. Today, they visited Healey’s Cider Farm for some apple juice tasting and, of course, for a tractor ride!!!

Chef Week

It was a great first day in Chef Week yesterday as students started the day by making a cooked breakfast before learning how to fillet a fish in the afternoon.

Arts Trip to London

We’ve received our first update from our Arts Trip in London!

Our students enjoyed a jam-packed first day of sightseeing which included Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Prince Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall.

Students finished the day at the Natural History Museum.

Monday 17 July 2023

Barcelona Trip

Barcelona Update! Our Barcelona students spent today in PortAventura Theme Park enjoying some adrenaline-fuelled fun!

Equestrian Week

Our ‘Equestrian Week’ students represented the school fantastically at Stithians Show today!

All Things Creative

Our students in ‘All Things Creative’ enjoyed a busy first day of Curriculum Enrichment Week, creating clay models, pompom animals and storage boxes!

Year 7 at Flambards Theme Park

Photos from today’s Year 7 Flambards Trip – a great way to begin Curriculum Enrichment Week!!

Year 7 at Adrenaline Quarry

It was the perfect day for thrill seekers at Adrenaline Quarry where a group of our Year 7s enjoyed an aquapark, go-karting and ziplining!

Year 7 Visit the Roller Rink

Did someone say Roller Disco???!!

A group of our Year 7 students had great fun at Rollers Roller Rink today, enjoying the first day of an action-packed week!

Isles of Scilly

Our students have arrived safely in the Isles of Scilly. The crossing over was ‘interesting’ with huge waves battering the boat which made for a very tough voyage with plenty of seasick students counting down the minutes until the safety of St Marys! We were super-impressed with how all students and teachers supported each other on the rough seas.

Upon arrival, the clouds parted and the sun broke through which helped with the recovery! Tents went up with ease and, after dinner, students had their first splash about in the sea whilst everyone acclimatised to Scilly life.

On Sunday, our students headed to Tresco. After a short boat trip, they headed straight for the subtropical Abbey Gardens where birds and squirrels happily ate from hands! After the gardens, the students headed to the more sheltered side of the island where crystal clear waters and white sands resulted in another impromptu water fight and lounging session on the beach before heading back to camp!


The Barcelona Trip departed over the weekend and they are pictured here on the beach late on Sunday afternoon.

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