26.11.2015

Academy Council Team Building Day

On 25th November our Academy Council spent the day at BF Adventure to further develop their skills in teamwork, overcoming challenges and bond as a group. Challenges included negotiating a ‘spider web’, scaling a climbing wall, crossing a river and working in teams to create catapults. Seb, the Team’s BF Adventure Instructor for the day,… Read more »

26.11.2015

Anti-Bullying Week

Last week, the Penrice Anti-Bullying Team were on a mission to spread word of the support they offer to students who are struggling within friendship groups or think they are the target of bullying. In pairs, the team went into tutor groups each morning to explain what they do and where and when to find them. Some of… 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 »

23.11.2015

Brandon’s Silver at Judo Championships

On Saturday 24th October, Brandon from Year 9 travelled 8 hours to the International Judo Championships in Southend – and came away with a Silver Medal. Brandon works incredibly hard on his Judo, training up to 4 times a week. He said: “I love Judo – I enjoy the skill involved, rather than the physical… 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 »

18.11.2015

Race for Life at Penrice Academy!

On Wednesday 16th December at 3pm, we’re inviting all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to join us in the Penrice Academy Race for Life. Race for Life for secondary schools is completely free to enter and is a great opportunity for students to get involved in a fantastic cause – whether it’s the… Read more »

18.11.2015

Inside Textiles Club

On Mondays after school the Technology corridor is home to the laughter, fun and creativity that comes with Textiles Club. Textiles Club is for those in Year 8 who wish to make items and try out new ideas different to those on the curriculum. The students can decide what projects they might like to do… Read more »

17.11.2015

Penrice ShowJumping Success

Report by Miss Trerise If there’s one thing that pulls you away from the news and makes you realise how lucky you are, it’s a day with our amazing students and I absolutely loved my time with them last Saturday for the first round of the Indoor School ShowJumping series. First up were the open… Read more »

17.11.2015

Studying Buddhism in Year 8

On Monday 16th November the Religious Studies department were delighted to welcome our visiting Buddhist, James Cormack, to Year 8 classes during their study of Buddhism. James is from the Nichiren strand of Buddhism which places emphasis on the Buddha’s teaching: The Lotus Sutra. This year James brought his son, Tom, and fellow Buddhist Michelle…. Read more »

17.11.2015

Duke of Edinburgh Training

On Monday 16th November, Year 10 students took part in a training exercise in the gym as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, with the focus of working as a team under adverse conditions. Run by DofE Co-ordinator Mr de Villiers, the task involved teams creating a ‘tank’ out of gym equipment to defend… Read more »

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