11.03.2016

Principal’s Blog: Star Students

This week has been a phenomenal one for our students. There have been so many candidates for ‘Star Students’ that I don’t know where to start. On Tuesday we welcomed seven primary schools from around St Austell to take part in a Skills Festival, ran by Miss Hocking. She has listed a number of Year… Read more »

11.03.2016

The Big Debate: The EU

By Daisy, Bella and Kordelia (pictured above, talking to BBC Radio Cornwall’s Matt Shepherd) On the 23rd of June, 2016, Britain will be voting for whether or not Britain should leave the EU. We are going to be looking at people’s opinions, on the subject of the EU. What is the EU? The European Union… Read more »

11.03.2016

Obesity Developing Devious Diseases

  Mental Health and Obesity By Maisie, Stephanie and Jasmine Today we are at Penrice Academy, Cornwall, interviewing teachers about obesity and child mental health. The teachers we asked were: Mrs Knowles – a catering teacher, she believes that eating balanced diet can prevent obesity. Miss Libby – a member of the student and family… Read more »

11.03.2016

STEM vs Arts!

Pictured: The team interviews Dr Nason Six year 7 students- Erin, Aaliyah, Emily, Emily, Chelsea and Bethany- have designed a report about the importance of STEM research and why we need it. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. When asked, the Penrice News Reporters said they preferred studying Science based subject over Arts… Read more »

11.03.2016

The Purple Angel – Guiding Students

by Milena and Megan, Year 9 (pictured above with Clive and Jane) At Penrice Academy we had the opportunity to speak with Dr Clive Acraman, founder of Planning with People, and Jane Moore, Co-founder of the dementia awareness association The Purple Angel. They aim to raise awareness and understanding of dementia across the globe. In… Read more »

11.03.2016

Weather Report

By Sarah and Emily Weather Report: 11am The sky is a sapphire blue and spring is blossoming. To the North West there is a possibility of rain but the rest of Cornwall will have sun. Weather Report: 2pm Currently there is an sunny spell over Cornwall, as there has been all day. However, later lower… Read more »

11.03.2016

Why do we feel safe at Penrice?

By Jamie, Adam and Ethan Recently, on the news, there have been many stories regarding gun crime and school shootings in America. This inspired us to ask the question: “How safe are UK schools?” School shootings happen in America more than another country around the world buy why they are less likely to happen in… Read more »

11.03.2016

Midsummer Interview: Georgia, Year 7

On Thursday 10th March, Georgia from Year 7 was interviewed as part of  BBC School Report, by Emily and Olivia, two of our brilliant School Reporters, about what it’s like to be part of a production at Penrice. Being a Part of Midsummer, by Emily and Olivia A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a well-known Shakespeare… Read more »

11.03.2016

Star Students: Talking about the EU

This week as part of BBC School Report, Mock Election students Kordelia, Bella and Daisy focussed on one of the most prominent stories in the UK media at the moment – the EU Referendum. In preparation for the day, the girls approached our local MP, Steve Double, to ask him for his thoughts on Britain… Read more »

04.03.2016

World Book Day 2016

On Thursday 3rd March, the world celebrated all things books, with World Book Day 2016. Penrice embraced the day in every way, with Year 7s and 8s depicting characters from their favourite books – including Katniss Everdeens, Mad Hatters and a whole load of Wallys. English’s Paul Johnson led the celebrations dressed as Gandalf the… Read more »

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