Reach Your Potential

Would you like to upgrade your summer holiday?


Would you like to;

  • Have fun?
  • Challenge yourself?
  • Work as a team?
  • Try new things?
  • Think creatively?
  • Be active?

Would you like to;

  • Expand your knowledge?
  • See your friends and build new friendships?
  • Be successful?
  • Problem solve?
  • Have a FREE lunch?

If so, we have a fantastic, free, fun-filled opportunity for you that will keep you entertained and get you ready for September. Penrice are proud to launch their first ever Summer Academy, ‘Reach Your PoTENtial’ this coming summer and we are inviting you to join us. Places are limited, so reserve your spot today!

You will be involved in TEN days of action packed fun, all delivered by our brilliant staff at school. We guarantee that you will learn new skills, all of which will benefit you as you move through school, getting you future ready. You may even ignite a passion for a new interest or hobby that we could develop as part of our Penrice + offer.

During the Summer Academy activities, you will be able to enjoy a range of new experiences designed to unlock your creativity and challenge yourself to ‘Reach Your PoTENtial’. In addition, it will be an opportunity to see your friends and meet new people within your year group.

As well as participating in new activities, you will also be provided with lunch each day – so what are you waiting for?

Jump on to the carousel of enrichment activities, including;

Creative Art and Design
Escape Room and Robotic Design
African Music
Call Of The Wild
On the Farm and Animal Husbandry
Greece is the Word
Skills Squad

What’s On Offer

Skills Squad

We are delighted to be able to invite you to our Summer Academy for some extra sports sessions! Fitness is important for our well-being. We will work hard to improve your fitness levels, but also teach you the core skills that will enable you to have more confidence in your performance! We have planned the sessions carefully so that there are opportunities for everyone – you might even try a sport that you haven’t done before!

Sequences in Nature

Have you noticed how the world is made up of patterns? Sunflowers? Butterflies? Leaves? Nature is full of beautiful patterns – As part of our learning, we will start our journey looking for these patterns. We will continue our journey by investigating the two most intriguing sequences, creating a variety of 2D and 3D models to represent the Fibonacci and Sierpinski sequence.

Greece is the Word!

During the week we will explore all that is Greek! Not only will we look at the history of some of the most renowned Greek Mathematicians but also Greek Mythology. Using our knowledge, we will design our own ‘genius inventions’ and create our own Greek artefacts as if we are Greek Legends ourselves!

On The Farm – Animal Husbandry

Do you fancy learning more about the animals that we have on our school Farm? Since you joined the Academy, our Farm has expanded, we have a range of animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, degus, a bearded dragon and a miniature Shetland pony!

Our Summer Academy ‘On The Farm’ gives you the opportunity to experience agriculture in action whilst assisting with the day to day care of our animals and maintenance of the farm.

Activities will include animal husbandry, feeding, handling, pasture management and routine procedures such as hoof trimming and grooming. All new experiences! The farm is a great environment for developing teamwork skills, gaining confidence and learning about responsible animal ownership. The animals look forward to seeing you in August.

Creative Clay

Come to the art studio where we will be working with clay to create an installation menagerie of over a hundred animals. We will learn how to make the body, check the proportion, use the best smoothing techniques, before carefully adding textures with weird and wonderful tools to bring our creatures to life.

Our herd will then be displayed around the Penrice grounds. Will you be able to locate it in September?

Machine Mayhem

Computers and Robots are all around us and they are capable of extraordinary things, but how do they work? Are there wizards and magicians inside providing instructions or are these devices thinking for themselves?

The simple answer is no! Join us this summer at Penrice and explore the world of computational thinking and robots. The challenge is set; you are a scientist in the year 3021 onboard Her Majesty’s Spaceship Explorer. The ship has broken down and you are drifting in space. Complete a series of challenges to enable you to restart the engines and get back underway!

We will also explore the world of robot land vehicles and airborne drones. How do these devices receive instructions? Find out this Summer as you learn how to control these seemingly autonomous devices.

A Journey Into Africa!

Have you ever been to Africa? We will take a skydive right into the heart of the world’s second largest continent. No matter whether you’ve been here before or whether you haven’t, you’re bound to have heard of the Sahara desert, the pyramids of Egypt and Mount Kilimanjaro. You’ve probably also seen lions, cheetahs and elephants and the rich array of wildlife that Africa has to offer. However, did you know that the majority of the music we listen to today can trace its roots to Africa?

Most genres including Pop, Rock, Jazz and Rap are all descended from the traditional African musical tradition… So, don your parachute and experience the flight of your life as we take a safari into the musical heritage of Africa!

As we land from our skydive, our journey will begin on the coast of West African where we will experience a traditional Liberian folk tune and learn to perform this in different parts. Following this, we will venture across into the Sahara desert and discover the traditional African drumming music of Mali. We will explore the important role this music has in age-old African ceremony and will have the opportunity to perform on a range of African instruments, including djembes, shekeres and kalimbas. We will finish our expedition by trekking down into the Congo Basin and experience the natural sounds of the sub-Saharan rainforest.

I hope you’re ready for an incredible journey – don’t forget the parachute!

The Call of the Wild

Explore a cold, barren but starkly beautiful Alaska, run with sled dogs, explore the meaning of acceptance and loyalty, and release your inner wolf with the power and magic of words.
We will follow Buck a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. The Call of the Wild is a story of transformation in which the old Buck—the civilized, moral Buck—must adjust to the harsher realities of life in the frosty North, where survival is the only imperative.

The moral of The Call of the Wild is to follow your instincts – Will you learn to follow yours?

Deep Sea Divers

Join us as we head deep into the ocean to explore the sea that surrounds us and tell stories of survival, memory, and swashbuckling pirates! We will turn seascapes into soundscapes, release the ocean to flood the stage, climb aboard with Captain Black Beard, and swim into the belly of the ocean.

Stories are all around us, from your favourite childhood page-turners to tales of trysts that never were, and those fables passed from years gone by. So, grab your snorkel, clear your throat, and prepare to tell the tales of our Cornish coast.

The Important Information

The Summer Academy begins on Monday 16th August and runs every day until Friday 27th August inclusive. We would like you to come for the full TEN days to get the most out of the experience or you may prefer to book particular days.

Week 1: 16th – 20th August
Arrival at Penrice at 9:45am – sessions start at 10am and depart at 3pm

You will take part in 2 sessions per day

Week 2: 23rd August – 27th August
Arrival at Penrice at 8:45am – sessions start at 9am and depart at 2:15pm

You will take part in 3 sessions per day, building on what you have already learned in the first week!

All you need to do is ask your Parent/Carer to follow the link and complete the form to secure your place. You will need to bring a drink’s bottle, wear casual and comfortable clothes and we will take care of the rest!

So, what are you waiting for?

We look forward to seeing you on 16th August at 9:45am – get your alarm clock set!