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

Messages of Remembrance

Last week we held our annual service of Remembrance, which saw students in their group uniforms come together in the Memorial Garden to pay their respects to those lost in battle. The students took turns to lay crosses displaying poignant messages written by tutor groups and individuals across the school: Give two minutes for their… 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 »

16.11.2015

Principal’s Blog: Understanding Paris

The events of Friday 13th November in Paris will remain in our minds possibly for the rest of our lives. In the same way we remember the moment we heard about the death of Princess Diana, or the 9/11 news reports, this weekend of death and terror on the streets of Paris will haunt us…. Read more »

12.11.2015

National Anti-Bullying Week

Next week is National Anti-Bullying Week.  Our Anti-Bullying Support Team, a group of Year 10 students who are on a mission to stop bullying and support students who feel they may be being bullied, are all set to help make as much noise as possible at Penrice next week. They met this week with Miss… Read more »

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