29.06.2018

Be Strong Online

On Thursday 28th of June 2018 we held a training day which saw a number of students become Be Strong Online Ambassadors, helping to develop an initiative to promote positive online behaviour and build digital resilience. Will from the Media Team reports. Be Strong Online is a digital resilience programme for young people from The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign…. Read more »

18.06.2018

Year 7 Create Adverts for Open Day

On Monday 18th June 2018, Year 7 once again took charge of recording our Open Day adverts with Pirate FM – leading everything from planning and scripting to recording and social media treatment. The workshop, run by Rachel and Libby from Pirate FM’s Education & Training, saw 20 students come together to brainstorm what makes… Read more »

11.06.2018

Transition Day 2018

On Friday the 8th of June, we welcomed a large group of Year 6s for their Transition Day. Will from the Media Team reports. Transition Day is designed to help settle any queries and concerns that Year 6s might have in the run up to joining us in September. It’s also a great day of… Read more »

03.05.2018

Penrice Live on the WOW Show

Penrice Academy takes part in pilot episode of brand new careers show On Wednesday 2nd May 2018, Penrice Academy was one of only two schools in the country who took part in a Google Hangout, as part of the pilot of a new careers information initiative. The interactive magazine show – the WOW Show –… Read more »

15.03.2018

Shelter for the Homeless

‘Shelter is more than just a roof – it’s a home. It’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities, for peace.’-Shelter Box. by Charlie, Ella, Hannah, Issy and Kim Pictured: “What is Home to You?” – a display made by Penrice Students On the 8th of November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit portions of South… Read more »

15.03.2018

Interview: MasterChef’s Kate Attlee

Kate went to Penrice from 1999 to 2003 and was Head Girl in her last year. She recently starred on BBC MasterChef where she reached the Quarter Finals! The Media Team’s Sam caught up with Kate on Twitter for School Report. Hi Kate, I’m Sam from Year 8! Thanks for talking to me for School… Read more »

15.03.2018

Feminism: The Year of Empowerment

Feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of equality for both sexes. by Erin, Emily, Emily and Izzy Feminism is often mistaken as discrimination against men. It is a nationwide and common subject that both young and old have a passion for. However, the delusion that feminists view men as controlling, superior and… Read more »

15.03.2018

Keeping Healthy and Safe

By Abi, Gracie & Izzy We decided to focus our BBC School Report on keeping healthy and safe. We have been investigating how first aid is used in Penrice Academy and interviewing teachers and students regarding how importance this is. Our research led us to find out that 80% of heart problems happen when you… Read more »

15.03.2018

Mental Health Awareness at Penrice

by Tilly and Amber Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.  In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.   Mental health issues are a very real problem. Penrice helps support students with mental health issues,… Read more »

15.03.2018

Exploring Polluted Waters

Josh, Harry and Joe, students from Penrice, investigate water pollution, it’s serious impact on marine life and why it is important to protect it. Some shocking facts: 100,000 marine creatures a year die from plastic entanglement and these are the only ones found. There is more micro plastic in the in ocean than there are… Read more »

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