Friday 6th March 2015
Everyone Included | Everyone Challenged | Everyone Successful

Message from the Principal

We have had a fantastic week for sport and engagement. Year 8 were praised by all the employers who met them on Enterprise Day – they had no idea young people could be so polite and willing to work so hard. World Book Day has been a treat too – the highlight being four teachers dressed as Ommpa-Loompahs. We had a visit of VIPs from Apple wanting to see what students were doing with iPads and leaving highly impressed. They had visited a number of ‘iPad schools’ but felt we were well ahead. The Netball, Hockey and Rugby 7 teams were also brilliant this week. There is Duke of Edinburgh this weekend too. As ever, a lot going on.
(David Parker, Principal)

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Year 9 Market Pasties for Enterprise Day 
On Wednesday 4th March, Penrice welcomed the Proper Cornish Food Company for Business Enterprise Day, part of National Careers Week, to promote entrepreneurial spirit as well as develop awareness of the range of skills needed for different jobs.

Year 9 students were set different tasks throughout the day, with the goal of promoting a Proper Cornish pasty oversees to France, Germany or Spain. They each had a role to play in their team, from media coordinators to graphic artists, with tasks including choosing a name for the company, designing a logo, slogan and packaging, creating advertising leaflets, radio and television commercials and considering finances and their target market. The teams were joined by student ambassadors from Cornwall College St Austell, who helped the students with their tasks during the day.

Mr Thomas, Head of Year 9, said: “It was a fantastic day for Year 9.  We have started to look at career paths during tutor times and today was a great opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to work as a team to market a new product.  The standard of work was really high and I was particularly impressed with how so many students applied themselves to their various roles within each team. A huge thank you also to the staff for their effort on the day.”

The day culminated in a buzzing ‘trade fair’ in the hall, at which students displayed their marketing materials and promotion plans. The winning team was then judged by a panel of experts including Angie Shepherd from Nurturing Excellence, Claire- Louise Hunt from St Austell Tesco, Guy Bawden from GSB accountancy and Mark Muncey, Marketing Director of Proper Cornish. The teams were marked on their ideas, product and ability to work as a team. Congratulations goes to the winning team, Oggy Roy! As part of their prize the students will be treated to a visit to the Proper Cornish headquarters in Bodmin where they will find out how a top local business works.

Pictured: Nathan markets to Germany at the trade fair (above), Alice creates her pasty shaped key rack in the workshops (below top left), Logan works on his design (below top right) Mr Muncey from Proper Cornish judges some audio (below bottom left) and the hall is buzzing with trade activity (below bottom right).

You can see more pictures from the day on our Facebook page
Victory Snap: Oggy Roy - Josh Davies, Aron Snell, Lewis Doorman, Lewis Senford, Jacob Paynter, Isy Owen, Imogen Morgan, Adam Matthews and Sophie Skipiol

A busy week of sport with some great results
HT tactics: Mrs Scott-Hammond with the Year 9 B Team on Wednesday, who went on to win 19-2 against Brannel

Hockey and Netball
A brilliant set of results from our Hockey and Netball fixtures on Wednesday night, with 4 out of 5 teams winning against Brannel.
Year 7 Hockey: Won 5-0 (against Brannel's Year 8 team!)
Year 8 Netball: Won 13-8
Year 9 Netball: Won 19-2
Year 10 Hockey: Lost 3-1
Year 11 Netball: Won 33-16.
The year 7s did a brilliant job at the Hockey tournament on Thursday.
Penair: Won 3-0
Bude: Drew 0-0
Redruth: Drew 1-1
Truro High School: Drew 0-0
They dominated in both the Bude and Redruth games but were unable to get that much needed goal, which unfortunately meant they were 1 point off getting through to the quarter finals. Having only ever played 1 hockey game pre-tournament, it's a great start for a promising team in the future. (Miss Fisher, Coach)

Congratulations to the Year 9 Rugby 7s team for reaching the semi-final of the Cornwall 7-a--side tournament held at Pool Academy. They played some fantastic 7s throughout the day, with outstanding performances from Kylan Towler, Jack Miller and Brad Curtis. We lost to a strong Redruth team 10-5 in the semi-final but on another day could have easily won it. Truro School were the eventual winners.

Group matches
Penrice 26-14 Pool
Penrice 14-14 Fowey
Penrice 27-0 Penryn
Penrice 19-7 St Ives
 QF - Penrice 19-7 Richard Lander
 SF - Penrice 5- 10 Redruth

Next week we revert back to the 15 a side game, with the Year 9 Penrice team representing Cornwall, in the Under 14 Non Selective State Schools Competition for the South West Division. (Mr Brown, Coach)
This week Penrice Academy staff and Year 7 students celebrated the annual World Book Day – by dressing up as an assortment of intriguing characters from their favourite books. Prizes for the best costumes from each tutor group were given, with teachers judging their favourites. Paul Johnson, English Teacher and Sherlock Holmes, said: “It’s all about celebrating reading and getting into character – it’s so great seeing the students’ different visions of characters from their favourite books.”
Pictured: The English Department pay tribute to their favourite characters

Look out next week for more photos in the St Austell Voice, on Facebook and Twitter and the Newsletter.

The Wizard of Oz
There is a rehearsal for the Wizard of Oz on Tuesday 7tth of April during the Easter Holidays, 9:30am - 2:30 pm in the hall. A letter has gone out but please ensure the reply slip comes back to Mr Jones.
Creative Writers Head to Charlestown
On Wednesday 5th March, the Creative Writing group went to Charlestown to seek inspiration and pictures from the gorgeous Cornish coast. “The Creative Writing group meet every Wednesday after school. This is a group of students who are passionate about stories and about transporting themselves and others into wonderful, fictional worlds. The trip was to show the students that nature is often one of the biggest inspirations we have, it was a time to collect stimulus and enjoy the wonderful settings so near to Penrice Academy. They finished with a warming drink and a chance to discuss ideas and feel excited for their next group meeting!” 
 (Miss Trerise, English Teacher)
British Science Week
British Science Week is a 10 day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. As a part of this, on Friday 13th of March, Penrice Computer Science students will be taking part in the BBC Learning The Voice UK - Make it Digital - LIVE Computer Science lesson! Hosted by Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, this lesson will be streaming to classrooms across the UK. It aims to get students thinking creatively with code and engage students with some of the fundamental concepts from the UK's Computer Science curriculums. Joining Clara will be some incredible expert speakers that will help to demystify and celebrate the fun, creative potential of coding and highlight the varied careers that coding can unlock. Join in from 11am to see Penrice students having a go at Clara's computer challenge.
(Mrs Nicholas, Computer Science Teacher)
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

Friday 13th March
Year 7-11 Reports issued

Saturday 14th March (10.00-12.00)
Information Event - Duchy College (Stoke Climsland and Rosewarne)

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

Friday 20th March
EXPRESS YOURSELF 2015: Drama, Music and Dance Showcase
(Doors open 6.30pm)

Saturday 21st March
Information Event - Cornwall College (Camborne/Saltash/St Austell/Newquay)
and Falmouth Marine School

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.

Core Opening Times:
Mon - Thurs 8.00am until 4.00pm
Fri 8.00am - 3.00pm
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