Friday 27th February 2015
Everyone Included | Everyone Challenged | Everyone Successful

Final stories submitted for
BBC Radio 2 500 Words!

This week the final group of Year 8 students at Penrice entered the annual BBC Radio 2 500 words writing competition.
The students have been working hard to get their story ideas on paper, with many of them putting time in over the half term to complete them. The competition, run by Chris Evans and the BBC, is aimed at young people who love story writing and being creative with words. It sees students around the country using their imaginations to create original stories about anything they like.
English Teacher, Miss Trerise, said: “The competition is a fantastic challenge that allows them to work on improving their literacy skills, learn independently and take pride in what they create. Many students had never even thought it was a real possibility to enter a writing competition – but they have. We’re really excited to see how they do!”
This year is as big year with royal support and students rose to the challenge with some intriguing ideas. Titles include Lost Out at Sea by Cameron, The Swarm by Matt and Me and My True Life by Lucy. The final will be held at St James’ Palace and winning stories will be read by celebrities, with their young authors winning their height in books.

Pictured: Some of the final group to submit their short stories to the BBC

Read more about the competition on the BBC Website:

Year 10s Explore Architecture at Bodmin College

On Tuesday 24th February, six Year 10 students from Penrice experienced the subject of Architecture at a Taster Day at Bodmin College. Liam Gennis, Rhys Johns, Tom Perry, Bailey Cannon, Marco Barressi and Emily Carr took part in a busy and exciting day, which involved interactive and practical workshops and advice from teachers and a current university student.

Alongside other students from Bodmin and Fowey, they were tasked with designing a new café for Bodmin College, creating 2D design sheets and 3D models. A Penrice team emerged joint winners on the final design, judged by Ian Armstrong, who is Director at ARC02, the leading RIBA Chartered Practice of sustainable architects delivering for projects across Cornwall and Devon.

Mrs Selley, Careers Lead, said: “It was a wonderful opportunity for all the students to work with real architects and receive invaluable encouragement from experts. They were keen and enthusiastic and should be very proud.”

The final designs will be on display at Plymouth University Architecture School.

Pictured: Tom, Bailey, Liam and Marco with their design
Message to Students: Road Safety
I remain extremely concerned about the risk of a serious road accident involving a student from Penrice. The pedestrian crossing by the back entrance of the school must be used properly. Students who ignore the lights will eventually be hit by a car or lorry. Crossing the road by the main roundabout is also dangerous and students must use the two pedestrian crossings. Any student found to be breaking road safety rules to and from school will be punished. I urge parents to reinforce the message about road safety – every child is at risk as groups of friends simply follow each other across roads without looking. This affects every child, not a few. We have had one near miss – next time we may not be so lucky.                                                                                                                                 (Mr Parker, Principal)
SEAL Objective
I can identify what is important for me and what I expect from myself, taking into account the beliefs and expectations that others have of me
Diary Dates
Monday 2nd - Friday 6th March

Careers Week

Wednesday 4th March
Year 9 Enterprise Day

Friday 13th March
Year 7-11 Reports issued

Monday 16th March
Celebration Assemblies this week
Wednesday 18th March
Year 11 Parents Evening

Children's Hospice South West

Saturday 14th March, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Budock Water, Falmouth

Murder Mystery Dinner at Penmorvah Manor Hotel, supporting Children's Hospice South West & Stanley's Friends. 7.00pm Arrival Drinks and Briefing followed by a three course Dinner and Coffee. 
Actors perform between courses.... Dinner ends, you guess "Who Dunnit"!! 
Dress code Black Tie or Lounge Suits, Evening Dress or Cocktail.

Tickets £30 per person. 
Booking forms available by calling 07557 526080 or email 
Reduced rate accommodation available at the Hotel from £49 per standard Double Room. 
Please book accommodation direct with the Hotel 01326 250277.

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