Friday 15th May 2015
Everyone Included | Everyone Challenged | Everyone Successful

Message from the Principal
It has been a great week for sport and outdoor education. The Ten Tors team finished in a very fast time coming 20th overall. This is the first time we have entered a team and we beat a lot of schools that have been doing this event for decades - a real testament to the fitness, navigation skills and determination of the team and the quality of the outdoor education programme at Penrice. They covered 24 miles on day 1 mainly in mist and fog, camped overnight and finished the last nine miles before lunch. We also congratulate all of our students doing Ten Tors through scouts and cadets. 
It is also a huge well done to the athletics team who managed to come second overall in Cornwall, beating Truro School in the process  and won many of the events. The examinations have started now for Year 11 and they seem to be taking to them well with few signs of exam nerves – we are playing calming music as they enter the hall and doing a lot of booster sessions before each exam. As Year 11 start to leave us, it is time to pick the new Senior Prefect team and Head Boy and Girl; interviews are this week.
(David Parker, Principal)

First Ever Penrice Academy Team Completes Ten Tors Challenge

Last weekend, six students from Penrice became the first ever team to fly the flag for Penrice Academy at the annual Ten Tors challenge. The challenge sees teenagers from all over the South West taking on a 35, 45 or 55 mile self-sufficient expedition on Dartmoor.

This year’s 35mile team was made up of Ashley Gilder, Aron Snell, Henry Bees, Luke Taylor, Anaiya Atkinson and Team Leader Sam Gilder. The team were supported throughout the weekend by Abby Munday and Matthew Cornfield, who completed all the training and narrowly missed out on a team spot.
Team Penrice got off to a flying start on Saturday morning, leading the 2400 participants up the first hill in the heavy rain as the 400 teams participating dispersed on their various routes. They faced nearly every type of weather possible over the 1 1/2 day expedition, taking it all in their stride. They managed 24 miles (38.5km) on their first day leaving them 11 miles (17.5km) on Sunday which, after a 6am start, saw them crossing the finish line at 11:30am.
Mrs Reade, Teacher and Team Manager, said she was “immensely proud” of their achievement: "They worked so hard, they gave up so much time for training and they worked so well together as a team. They deserve everything they’ve achieved. The team will be nursing blisters and aching bodies this week but are already contemplating taking on the 45 mile challenge next year.”
Pictured: Team Penrice approach the finish line (above) and collect their medals (below), the route map (below left) and the team are snapped at a midway point on Saturday afternoon



On Thursday 7th May, 105 Year 10 Geography students from Penrice travelled to the beach at Perranporth to collect data for their controlled assessment. The field trip had been postponed for a day following a poor weather forecast, but students and staff were rewarded with a pleasant and dry day for their study of erosional and depositional features along that stretch of coast. Students were involved in measuring the height of the cliffs along various points, counting the waves, conducting beach profiles and sketching the features they identified.
Pictured: Students using a Clinometer to determine the height of the cliffs and collecting data (below)

Dyslexia Poster Competition
     Raising Awareness

"Well done to Ewan Dyson (Year 8, 1st Prize above), Georgie Soper (Year 8, runner up below left) and Jamie Squire (Year 7, runner up below right) for creating some wonderful posters to raise awareness of Dyslexia. Many thanks to all the other students who entered the completion and for attending our After School Interventions." (Mrs Tomlinson)

Congratulations to 10PW, who raised £95.25 during a bake sale in aid of Parkinson’s UK this week! Lucy Hamley from 10PW, who led organisation of the annual sale, said: “I chose the charity as my granddad had Parkinson’s, so it’s a cause close to my heart.” The event also forms part of the Volunteering Section of Lucy’s Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Several members of 10PW brought in cakes, including Christina Camborne Paynter, who baked a large blue gateau to raffle. The theme for the cakes was blue - as the chosen charity’s logo is blue and Mrs Beverley White, Assistant Head of Year 10, also donated a large elaborately decorated cup cake and twelve smaller cupcakes which she had professionally made.  These were also raffled.

The raffle winners were:
1st – Mrs Baker
2nd Mr Thomas
3rd and 4th – April Coombe Bovey and Eleanor Cook
The sale and raffle were held in the hall and was run by a very willing team of helpers from 10PW.  The cakes sold out very quickly – in about 15 minutes - and the raffle was very popular with staff and students!

Pictured: Lucy and Christina

Last week Year 7 students were rewarded for this term’s fundraising with a morning Zumba session in the Sports Hall. The students have been raising money for LEPRA, an international charity for leprosy, and have currently raised around £1500 – although the official total is still to come. Lepra works with many schools to raise awareness about the disease and associated prejudice.



The boys’ track and field cup competition was held at Carn Brea on Tuesday. This is a national competition and both teams are waiting to hear if they scored enough points to qualify for the regional finals. Outstanding performances on the day came from Daniel Swanson and Kit may in the Juniors and George Bolt, Sam Bray and George Tregilgas in the Intermediates. You can see all the results below. The girls’ competition took place on Wednesday and we are still awaiting confirmation of their final results.
The Year 7 and 8 teams successfully negotiated their respective second round cup fixtures on Monday and the draw for the next round takes place this week. Our weekly fixtures took place at Truro School, with a full list of results below.
- Under 12 County Cup - Penrice 84/4 (J Maunder 28, T Grigg 12) beat Launceston College 76/8 (J Bennetts 4/10) by 8 runs.
- Under 13 County Cup - Penrice 67/1 (D Hocking 15, A Dalby 14) beat Newquay Tretherras 66/4 (D Hocking 1/15, B Chapman 1/12) by 9 wickets.
Year 7 - Truro School 164/1 (J Bennetts 1/35) beat Penrice 85ao (R Bird 23) by 79 runs.
Year 8 - Truro School 110/8 (D Hocking 3/23) beat Penrice 71/8 (G Hutchinson 19, D Hocking 10) by 39 runs.
Year 9 - Penrice 72/7 (S Goble 13, J Miller 10) lost to Truro School 74/0 by 10 wickets.
Year 10 - Penrice 118/4 (A Bone 19, R Dixon 23) lost to Truro School 120/7 (J Carne 2/23, A Connolly 2/7) by 3 wickets.  
The girls Rounders teams got their first run out of the summer, with all year groups gaining positive results at home against Fowey.
Year 7 - Penrice 14.5 beat Fowey 9.5 (MVP - Neve Rowe-Hall)
Year 8 - Penrice 19.5 beat Fowey 3 (MVP - Lucy Blake)
Year 9 - Penrice 11 beat Fowey 2.5 (MVP - Jay Good)
Year 10 - Penrice 5.5 beat Fowey 4.5 (MVP - Charley Higman)
Next week the Athletes from all year groups will compete at Par in the qualifiers for the Cornwall School Games. Also the latest round of cricket fixtures takes us to Newquay Tretherras, the Year 8s here at Penrice and the Year 7s and 9s going away. The Year 9s are also in action on Tuesday in the next round of the Cup against Brannel.

Pictured: Team Penrice Cricket at Home to Truro School (above), boys athletics scores (below)

Bailey in Year 11 designed this excellent flyer for this year's production of
The Wizard of Oz.
out for more news and pictures next week!
SEAL: I know what makes me feel good and know how to help myself have a good time in ways that are not damaging to myself and others.

Diary Dates

Wednesday 20th May
Year 10 Parents Evening 3.30pm-6.00pm

Friday 22nd May
Year 11 Ball (Arrivals from 6.00pm)

Monday 25th - Friday 29th May

Monday 22nd June
Year 7 Review Day

Friday 26th June
Penrice hosting Cornwall School Games
(non-competing students working at home)
Core Opening Times:
Mon - Thurs 8.00am until 4.00pm
Fri 8.00am - 3.00pm

Changes in Foodbank Hours
The PAR distribution centre is changing their opening times with immediate effect 1:30-3:30pm on Monday and Wednesday.

Children's Hospice South West
Charity Motorcycle Ride Out
Sunday 10th May
Arrive from 9am. Ride out starts 10.30am
Supporting Little Harbour, Damerell's open for viewings from 9.00am.
Start & Finish at Damerell's, Lodge Way, Indian Queens. TR9 6TF. Entry fees: £3 solo rider £5 with pillion (if possible please have correct money on arrival) For more info call Steve 01726 862400
Charity Open Garden
Sunday 10th May
10.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Trewidden Garden, Buryas Bridge, Penzance. (Sat Nav: TR19 6AU). A 15 acre garden with a large collection of Camellias, Magnolias, Rhododendrons and a particularly impressive collection of tree ferns and champion trees. There is a free childrens’ trail, mining artefacts and other interesting features to be discovered among the winding paths of the garden. Refreshments available and plant sales. Admission: Adults – £6.00 Under 16s – Free Trewidden Trail: Free. Group prices: 12 adults or more: £5.50 per person. Car Parking available.  Please note that the garden is steep in places, so all areas might not be suitable for some people with a disability. Dogs are welcome on leads.
Charity Open Garden & Fun Dog Show
Sunday 17th May
Gates Open 12 noon. Fun Dog Show 1.00pm
Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel. PL22 0RG. Light Refreshments including Cream Teas. Raffle. FREE PARKING & ENTRY TO AREA IN FRONT OF HOUSE. House open by separate admission £4 pp (In aid of House Restoration Fund). Woodland Garden Admission  Adults: £4.50, Children by donation
Fun Dog Show - Entry £1 per dog per class. Rosettes awarded in each class - Best Child Handler Trophy - Boconnoc Shield for Best in Show. Display by the Crufts Display Team from Bodmin Dog Training Club Mobile Pet Shop For more information call: 07500 081972 or email: Boconnoc House PL22 0RG is signposted off the A390 at East Taphouse between Lostwithiel & Liskeard
Minions on the Run! Saturday 30th May
 2 mile fun run at St Austell Rugby Club Supporting Children’s Hospice South West.
All ages welcome. BBQ (weather permitting) or Indoor refreshments available to buy.
 “Come dressed as a minion and help make the most of short and precious lives!”
You can register from 11am on the day or on Facebook - There is no registration fee but participants are asked to either make a donation on the day or raise sponsorship. For more information, contact Brandon: 07514476708 or Little Harbour: 01726 871800.

Children’s Hospice South West  Sunday 28th June, RAF St Mawgan, Newquay

Be one of the thousands of people taking part in this year’s amazing paint run, experience the explosion of colour and raise vital funds for CHSW: “The 5K route is not about speed or fitness; it’s about celebration, having fun with friends, family and colleagues. Supporting our annual Rainbow Run means the world of difference to our life-limited children and their families.” (CHSW)

The money raised from the event helps support the very special care that your local children’s hospice offers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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