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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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