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 »

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 »

22.09.2017

Farewell, #Penrice3580

Penrice Academy Sends Shipping Container of Donations to Sierra Leone On Wednesday 20th September, Penrice Academy marked the end of this year’s epic charity Project, #Penrice3580, with the shipping of a 40ft container to Sierra Leone. The container is filled with donations from the community of St Austell which will transform the lives of hundreds… Read more »

03.04.2017

£16,500 for #Penrice3580

24 hours of Sport sees fundraising term for #Penrice3580 end on a high   From 1pm Thursday 23rd March until 1pm Friday 24th March, 33 Year 11s at Penrice Academy played 24 hours’ worth of sport, in aid of the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The event was the culmination of 8 weeks of whole-school… Read more »

20.03.2017

Star Students: BBC School Reporters

BBC School Report 2017 On Thursday 16th March 2017, Penrice Academy students took part in BBC School Report for the third year running, and ended the day representing their school on national television. Over 900 schools across the country take part in BBC School Report and this year Penrice lead the agenda for the South… Read more »

17.03.2017

Teaching Sexual Health & Relationships

By Olivia & Elle (BBC School Reporters) “Every person has a different experience of relationships and it is important that students know who to ask for advice and support.” Recently it has been announced that sex and relationships is to become a compulsory subject which must be taught in schools in the coming years. We… Read more »

17.03.2017

British Science Week

By Sam, Jack & Alfie (BBC School Reporters) This week is British Science Week and Penrice Academy has been taking part. On 15th March, Year 10 visited the Eden Project to learn about the Sherlock Streptococcus, which is a way to find about diseases and how to spot them, such as strep throat and impetigo. The students… Read more »

17.03.2017

Becoming a Referee

by Jake (BBC School Reporter) Although many people know about the  world’s major referees by the names of Howard Webb, Mark Clattenburg and Robert Madley, this is not about them, this is about you, the young football fans. If you disagree with decisions that referees make when watching your local football team, I believe this is… Read more »

17.03.2017

Interview: The Invictus Trust

by Kordelia and Lily (BBC School Reporters) Breaking the taboo of Mental Health; how the Invictus Trust is supporting young people in Cornwall 1 in 4 people suffer from at least one of the 374 different mental disorders known to man. This is a large amount of people, which means that students need to be educated on the… Read more »

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