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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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