16.03.2017

The Bloodhound Project

by Adam (BBC School Reporter) Today I was in Newquay for the Penrice Academy Bloodhound Race.  The Bloodhound Project is an attempt for the land speed record and they’re doing a national competition in schools to see who could build the fastest miniature rocket car. The cars were made out of foam and the students… Read more »

16.03.2017

My #Penrice3580

On Thursday 9th March 2017 I spoke with Children in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone. 3580 children died of Malaria in the first year of Project 3580’s work in  Kissi Town, Sierra Leone. I couldn’t believe this, so I decided to find out more… Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world, with about 70%… Read more »

16.03.2017

Today’s News: March 16th 2017

IN TODAY’S NEWS: Alfie, Sam and Jack go behind the scenes of British Science Week at Penrice Academy and the Eden Project and speak with Miss Cox about her Sierra Leone adventure next month. Anna, Elise, Ava, Phoebe and Bella meet Golden Retriever Bailey and some of the students she works with. Jamie and Ethan… Read more »

10.02.2017

Mr Banfield Skis for #Penrice3580

by Sam, Adam, Alfie and Jack (The Media Team) We interviewed Mr Banfield, a Geography Teacher at Penrice, who did the whole Fun Run for Project 3580 on Skis; this is what he told us. Why did you decide to do the sponsored run in skis? “A few weeks ago I said to every teacher that it… Read more »

10.02.2017

The #Penrice3580 Fun Run

Penrice Academy Students Raise £12,000 in just FOUR WEEKS. On Thursday 9th February 2017, over 700 students from all years at Penrice Academy took part in a Sponsored Fun Run – the first whole school event supporting the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The Fun Run was the culmination of a month of fundraising –… Read more »

01.06.2016

Years 7 and 8 Film in the Jungle!

On Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May, 70 students from Year 7 and Year 8 at Penrice Academy took part in two days of filming with CBBC, right in the heart of the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project. The students, led by Penrice staff and the production team from Pretzel TV, who create content… Read more »

11.03.2016

Technology in Schools

By Thomas, Sebastian, Jude and Patrick Four Digital geniuses explore the use of technology in education. The inspiration for this report stemmed from the students examining how many digital devices were being used around school and how they influenced learning. In this report, students explore the question: “What do people think of iPads being used… Read more »

11.03.2016

Principal’s Blog: Star Students

This week has been a phenomenal one for our students. There have been so many candidates for ‘Star Students’ that I don’t know where to start. On Tuesday we welcomed seven primary schools from around St Austell to take part in a Skills Festival, ran by Miss Hocking. She has listed a number of Year… Read more »

11.03.2016

Gymnastics Club – why so popular?

By Abby, Gracie, Emily and Sarah Will Gymnastics Club go on for AGES? Today, AGES (Abby, Gracie, Emily, Sarah) have been exploring the reason for the abundance of members in the new gymnastics club. Through interviewing members of the club, watching how they work together as a team, and observing the progression pupils involved with… Read more »

11.03.2016

The Big Debate: The EU

By Daisy, Bella and Kordelia (pictured above, talking to BBC Radio Cornwall’s Matt Shepherd) On the 23rd of June, 2016, Britain will be voting for whether or not Britain should leave the EU. We are going to be looking at people’s opinions, on the subject of the EU. What is the EU? The European Union… Read more »

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