14.09.2018

Plastic Free Penrice: Seas Our Future

Penrice Academy to Launch Plastic Free Campaign Penrice Academy is to join a growing list of communities around the country with a mission to cut back on single use plastic for the good of our oceans. With the help of St Austell Mayor Gary King and the team at Cornwall’s Surfers Against Sewage, students at… Read more »

23.08.2018

Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results

It has been a sensational morning for our Year 11s, opening some of the best results Penrice has ever seen. In another year of uncertainty with the new grading system, Year 11 should be immensely proud of their determination to achieve the highest positive progress grade ever recorded at Penrice – smashing last year’s outstanding… Read more »

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 »

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