Plastic Free Penrice 

With the introduction of plastic-free aisles in supermarkets, three of our reporters were interested to find out Penrice’s role in plastic usage. We feel that the school should cut down on plastic that the students and teachers use and help protect the ocean and the environment. As a school, the canteen is where a major… Read more »


Saving Endangered Species

by Tia and Molly Our story is about endangered species and the reasons why they are becoming extinct and what we can do to help. Throughout the day we have interviewed multiple teachers and a handful of students. Each one had a different answer, but they all agreed that we do need to start saving… Read more »


Sport: What is VAR?

Archie and Kewin look at people’s opinions on the use of VAR in Football. What is VAR? How does it work? Video Assistant Referee (VAR) operates on a three-step process of incident, review/advice, decision, and across the four jurisdictions of football deemed ‘game changing.’ VAR is only to be used “to correct clear errors and… Read more »


The Plastic Problem

by Emily P Do you ever think about how much plastic you use and just throw away every day? I’m sure this article will. 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally every year, however only 10% of that is recycled annually. Out of the other plastic that is trashed 7 million tons of that… Read more »


BBC School Report 2018

This week our Student Reporters tackle a huge question: Why might American schools have to give training in using weapons, while schools in the UK teach staff how to save a life? We learn more about our Mini Medics Programme and our defibrillator, explore the place of women in society in 2018 and speak to… Read more »


Our Evening in Space

On Thursday 1st February, Penrice Academy welcomed some of the biggest names in space science in the South West for an Evening in Space. Spaceport Cornwall, Goonhilly Earth Station and interactive STEM workshop company Wonderstruck fueled the imaginations of over 300 students and parents with rockets, explosions and demonstrations on the present and future of… Read more »


Meet Bella the Therapy Dog

Our Media Team Reporters Dexter (Year 7) and Sam (Year 8) caught up with Mrs Kenny to find out all about Bella the Pug – our very own Therapy Dog. Can you tell us about your role at Penrice? Bella and I come to Penrice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we work alongside students in… Read more »


MAble Science: An Evening in Space!

As part of Penrice’s ongoing Mable programme, we have organised a Space Festival to take place on the evening of Thursday 1st of February 2018, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Featuring: an innovative space dome experience; rocket shows from the award winning ‘Wonderstruck’ company and presentations from Goonhilly, Newquay Space Centre, Roseland observatory and NASA; this will… Read more »


Computer Coding Club

Penrice Plus is back! And so is the Media Team’s Sam, who headed straight to Computer Coding Club to find out all about it. Computer Coding is an important skill to have and one that could take you far in the future. This week in Penrice plus we got techno with the computer coding group… Read more »


Primary Art Workshop 2018

On Wednesday 17th January, Year 4s and 5s from Sandyhill and Poldhu primaries spent the day in the Art Department at Penrice creating mixed media imaginary worlds inspired by artists Joseph Cornell and Kristjana S Williams – and the film Avatar. Miss Morse explained: “We worked in one of our iMac suites to find and… Read more »

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