03.03.2016

BBC’s Matt Mentors for School Report

On Thursday 3rd March we welcomed Matt Shepherd from the BBC for the morning to mentor our School Reporters in the run up to next week’s BBC School Report. This year 30 students have signed up to report the news from Penrice Academy and many have already started writing, planning and interviewing. Your School Reporters: Georgia,… Read more »

02.03.2016

Ride for South Africa

After the Easter Holidays, Years 10 and 11 are leading a charity event which will see students clocking up miles in order to travel the distance of the Coast of South Africa, in support of their chosen International Charity – Siphila Sonke. Head Boy, Jack Lawther, explains: “Siphila Sonke is a charity based near Cape… Read more »

24.02.2016

Beyond Penrice: Byron Moyle

On Tuesday 24th February we welcomed back former student Byron Moyle. Byron is currently studying Creative Media at Truro College and asked if he could return to Penrice Academy to gather footage for his documentary project, with the theme of using technology in the classroom. We took the opportunity to find out what it is… Read more »

05.02.2016

eSafety with Pirate FM

Zip it, Block it, Flag it! On Friday 5th February, Pirate FM parked their high-tech Media Bus at the school ready for a day of workshops with Year 8 students on the subject of eSafety. Paul from Pirate FM, who ran the workshops, explained: “The eSafety Challenge is something we’re really passionate about at Pirate…. Read more »

04.02.2016

iPenrice: Learning with iPads

On Thursday 4th February Penrice Academy welcomed representatives from Western Computers for a ‘learning with iPads’ event to talk to guests from schools and colleges across Cornwall about the merits of technology in the classroom. Dan Hopkins, Apple Distinguished Educator and Maths Teacher at Penrice, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome Western… Read more »

22.01.2016

Year 7 Council: A Friend in Me 2016

On Tuesday 19th January, the new Year 7 Council met with Mrs Cromey to share ideas, concerns and comments on behalf of their tutor groups and to discuss upcoming charity events. The main topic on the agenda however, was this year’s Transition Video, which the students are tasked with planning, filming and presenting for Year 6s… Read more »

18.01.2016

App Review: Flashcards

App Review By Morgan Squire (Digital Genius, Year 9) Flashcards is a fun, interactive way of remembering and learning key words and phrases. You can make your own flashcards or you can revive flashcards from your teachers. There are all sorts of fun games and activities you can do on flashcards to memorise some key… Read more »

15.12.2015

App Review: Showbie

App Review By Morgan Squire (Digital Genius, Year 9) Showbie is a great way for teachers to share and receive work. Showbie is used in most lessons and is highly recommended by teachers. It lets you share your work on your iPad with your teacher, they can also share files, help sheets and comments to… Read more »

10.12.2015

iPenrice: Talking iPads with Penryn

On Monday 7th December we welcomed Charlie Davis from Penryn College to get an inside look at the world of Digital Learning at Penrice Academy. Mr Bull, Director of IT at Penrice, explains: “Having successfully run this programme for three years, we had a great deal for Charlie to see. He visited Maths, Science and… Read more »

04.12.2015

Animators and Geniuses at Carclaze

On Friday 4th December, four Penrice students from our iPad Genius Team visited Carclaze Primary School to work with Year 5 on an animation project. Josh, Ben, Morgan and Bryn from Year 9 offered help with filming, editing, and technical advice as the Year 5 students continued on their incredible original Christmas animation, titled sELFish…. Read more »

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