15.03.2018

Feminism: The Year of Empowerment

Feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of equality for both sexes. by Erin, Emily, Emily and Izzy Feminism is often mistaken as discrimination against men. It is a nationwide and common subject that both young and old have a passion for. However, the delusion that feminists view men as controlling, superior and… Read more »

15.03.2018

Keeping Healthy and Safe

By Abi, Gracie & Izzy We decided to focus our BBC School Report on keeping healthy and safe. We have been investigating how first aid is used in Penrice Academy and interviewing teachers and students regarding how importance this is. Our research led us to find out that 80% of heart problems happen when you… Read more »

15.03.2018

Mental Health Awareness at Penrice

by Tilly and Amber Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.  In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.   Mental health issues are a very real problem. Penrice helps support students with mental health issues,… Read more »

15.03.2018

Exploring Polluted Waters

Josh, Harry and Joe, students from Penrice, investigate water pollution, it’s serious impact on marine life and why it is important to protect it. Some shocking facts: 100,000 marine creatures a year die from plastic entanglement and these are the only ones found. There is more micro plastic in the in ocean than there are… Read more »

15.03.2018

How We Handle Snow

Is snow really that good? By Ben Snow can be very fun, but people do not always acknowledge the other side of the story. On the days of heavy snowfall during March, students across the country got some extra days off when schools decided to close; whole days for making snowmen, sledging and duvet days… Read more »

15.03.2018

Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet

by Molly and Tia Pictured: Erin and Jude, two members of the cast. Today we interviewed some of the Romeo and Juliet cast to see how they are coping with the new play. Edie, Sadie and Ebony were all interviewed and said: “It was very hard at the start to learn the words as it’s… Read more »

15.03.2018

A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was one of the world’s best physicists along with Einstein. He died on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at the age of 76. He’s most famous for discovering that black holes emit radiation, which can be detected using special instrumentation. Fact file: January 8th 1942- Stephen Hawking was born 1952- Attends St Albans school… Read more »

15.03.2018

Gun Safety: Saving lives at Penrice

One news topic on everyone’s minds recently is the school shooting in Florida.             On February 14th 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. 19 year old Nikolas Cruz (a former student of the school) carried out the attack with a semiautomatic rifle. Seventeen school students were killed and fourteen… Read more »

15.03.2018

Plastic Free Penrice 

With the introduction of plastic-free aisles in supermarkets, three of our reporters were interested to find out Penrice’s role in plastic usage. We feel that the school should cut down on plastic that the students and teachers use and help protect the ocean and the environment. As a school, the canteen is where a major… Read more »

15.03.2018

Saving Endangered Species

by Tia and Molly Our story is about endangered species and the reasons why they are becoming extinct and what we can do to help. Throughout the day we have interviewed multiple teachers and a handful of students. Each one had a different answer, but they all agreed that we do need to start saving… Read more »

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