15.03.2018

Sport: What is VAR?

Archie and Kewin look at people’s opinions on the use of VAR in Football. What is VAR? How does it work? Video Assistant Referee (VAR) operates on a three-step process of incident, review/advice, decision, and across the four jurisdictions of football deemed ‘game changing.’ VAR is only to be used “to correct clear errors and… Read more »

15.03.2018

The Plastic Problem

by Emily P Do you ever think about how much plastic you use and just throw away every day? I’m sure this article will. 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally every year, however only 10% of that is recycled annually. Out of the other plastic that is trashed 7 million tons of that… Read more »

13.03.2018

BBC School Report 2018

This week our Student Reporters tackle a huge question: Why might American schools have to give training in using weapons, while schools in the UK teach staff how to save a life? We learn more about our Mini Medics Programme and our defibrillator, explore the place of women in society in 2018 and speak to… Read more »

19.02.2018

Somerset Trampoline Competition

Last term, Owain Brociner-Allen from Year 11 took part in a regional trampoline competition in Somerset, competing against a range of ages and experiences. Owain told us all about it. “It was fantastic; I went to Somerset and took part in a completion representing the school – any age could apply but I was competing… Read more »

02.02.2018

Our Evening in Space

On Thursday 1st February, Penrice Academy welcomed some of the biggest names in space science in the South West for an Evening in Space. Spaceport Cornwall, Goonhilly Earth Station and interactive STEM workshop company Wonderstruck fueled the imaginations of over 300 students and parents with rockets, explosions and demonstrations on the present and future of… Read more »

25.01.2018

Meet Bella the Therapy Dog

Our Media Team Reporters Dexter (Year 7) and Sam (Year 8) caught up with Mrs Kenny to find out all about Bella the Pug – our very own Therapy Dog. Can you tell us about your role at Penrice? Bella and I come to Penrice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we work alongside students in… Read more »

25.01.2018

Young Carers and Action for Children

Action for Children – Young Carers discuss a Digital App to Monitor Mental Health On Tuesday 23rd January, Kate Stulberg, a Digital Product Manager at Action for Children in London, visited a group of Penrice Young Carers to discuss plans to set up a mobile phone App to monitor young people’s mental health. Kate, along with… Read more »

23.01.2018

Mini Medics

This term Penrice Academy’s Year 7 Student Council and Young Carers kicked off 2018 learning the most valuable skill of all – how to save a life. With the Mini Medics programme, presented by Penrice Academy First Aider and Care Plan Coordinator Mrs McGrath, the students learnt all the basics of First Aid, from the… Read more »

22.01.2018

MAble Science: An Evening in Space!

As part of Penrice’s ongoing Mable programme, we have organised a Space Festival to take place on the evening of Thursday 1st of February 2018, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Featuring: an innovative space dome experience; rocket shows from the award winning ‘Wonderstruck’ company and presentations from Goonhilly, Newquay Space Centre, Roseland observatory and NASA; this will… Read more »

22.01.2018

Chelsea and Aaliyah in the National Cup

On Thursday 18th January, our Year 9 football stars Chelsea and Aaliyah travelled to Hampshire with Cornwall schools U14’s and came away with some fantastic results. Report by Chelsea “Last week I went with Aaliyah to Hampshire to play in the Quarter Finals of the National Cup! It was a really tough game. We went… Read more »

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