10.06.2016

Penrice Progress App

We are pleased to announce that our new reporting tool, the Penrice Progress App is now complete and we would like to trial it with Year 9 parents over the next few weeks before we release it to all parents towards the end of the school year. What is the Penrice Progress App? The Penrice… Read more »

10.06.2016

Star Students: Live on CBBC!

On Friday 3rd June, just three days after completing filming at Eden with CBBC, Emily, Cali, Bella and Josh returned for the live Official Chart Show, with host Cel Spellman, to chat with Cel about what it’s like to film in a rainforest. “It was absolutely brilliant to see Penrice Academy on the CBBC Chart… Read more »

10.06.2016

Principal’s Blog – In the News

Penrice has been in the news this week for creating music videos in the rainforest and our fantastic students being interviewed live on the BBC at the Eden Project, local newspapers reported that our children are banned from a supermarket without talking to me first and Mr Brown represented Penrice and Cornwall at Twickenham –… Read more »

05.05.2016

Penrice at Pirate HQ

Zip it, Block it, Flag it! (Part Two) On Thursday 5th May, nine students from Year 8 were invited to Pirate FM HQ in Redruth for an exclusive behind the scenes tour, to experience recording in a studio and have a chance to interview Pirate’s Neil Caddy on life as a radio presenter. The visit… Read more »

24.03.2016

Student Reviews: Midsummer

This week, Year 8 students were given the task of writing their own reviews for this term’s Whole School Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They had to think about all the elements of a good review – from forming an opinion and picking their favourite parts, to being fair, descriptive and interesting for the reader…. Read more »

11.03.2016

Technology in Schools

By Thomas, Sebastian, Jude and Patrick Four Digital geniuses explore the use of technology in education. The inspiration for this report stemmed from the students examining how many digital devices were being used around school and how they influenced learning. In this report, students explore the question: “What do people think of iPads being used… Read more »

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 »

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