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 »

02.12.2015

Beyond Penrice: Matthew Shepherd

Former Student Matthew Shepherd is a researcher for BBC South West, based at BBC Radio Cornwall in Truro. Earlier in the year he was part of the production team behind the BBC’s interview with students, staff and our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. You can read about the interview here. We took the opportunity to find… Read more »

26.11.2015

Mr Edwards: Microsoft Expert!

Congratulations to Penrice Academy Computer Science Teacher, Mr Edwards. He has been announced as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, joining more than 5,600 educators in the MIE program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other through a global community dedicated to improving… Read more »

19.11.2015

Guest Speaker: BBC’s Ros Atkins

On Friday 13th November, Penrice Academy welcomed guest speaker BBC Journalist Ros Atkins, to deliver a 30 minute talk to some of our Year 10 students as part of Speakers for Schools. Ros, who grew up in Cornwall and currently has an evening programme on BBC World Service, discussed ‘removing barriers to success’, talking honestly about… Read more »

16.09.2015

Star Students: Our Year 7s on the Radio!

On Tuesday 15th September, Pirate FM pitched up their mobile ‘studio’ just outside The Core to broadcast live from the school for the day. Lead by presenter Scott Temple, the team were excited to get a taste of the day to day life of students at Penrice Academy and spoke to a range of members of… Read more »

15.09.2015

Pirate FM Broadcast Live from Penrice

This afternoon we welcomed local Cornish radio station Pirate FM for an Outside Broadcast. The event saw the broadcast team – including presenter Scott Temple – pitch up their mobile ‘studio’ just outside The Core for the day. Scott then broadcast his show as normal, including music, travel and weather, in between speaking with staff… Read more »

11.09.2015

Principal’s Blog: The First Week

The first week of the new term is over. Our new Year 7, the 55th year group to start at this school, are finding their feet and feeling part of the academy and the number of requests to help find classrooms has dropped to a trickle. The weather this week has felt more like the… Read more »

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