18.06.2018

Year 7 Create Adverts for Open Day

On Monday 18th June 2018, Year 7 once again took charge of recording our Open Day adverts with Pirate FM – leading everything from planning and scripting to recording and social media treatment. The workshop, run by Rachel and Libby from Pirate FM’s Education & Training, saw 20 students come together to brainstorm what makes… Read more »

05.06.2018

Leila Selected for Cornwall Food Foundation Apprenticeship

Former student Leila Faulkner has been selected as one of the final five for the apprenticeship at the Cornwall Food Foundation! Leila was selected from 150 candidates down to 15 for the first three months, before receiving her place last month. “The dream of being accepted into the Cornwall Food Foundation kept me going through my… Read more »

23.05.2018

Penrice: NCS Champion School

On 23rd May 2018, Penrice Academy were proud to accept Champion School Status from the National Citizen Service for the year 2016/17. The NCS Award highlights the work and support that staff at Penrice have given the programme – notably the encouragement of Penrice students to get involved in the programme each year. In the school… Read more »

18.05.2018

Out of this World Science

On Friday 11th May 2018, the Penrice Academy Science Department and Years 7, 8 and 9 welcomed a very exciting guest –  Mike Grocott from the National Space Centre. Mike’s team have been sponsored by PPG to present some chemistry masterclasses in schools. Year 7s Freya and Evie report “We had an experience that was… Read more »

16.05.2018

Ten Tors 2018

On Friday 11th May, Penrice students once again represented their school and their county at the annual Ten Tors event on Dartmoor. In the 45 Mile category, our Year 11 students set a new landmark with our first full team of six completing the event. Mr de Villiers, Penrice Expeditions Supervisor, said: “It has been a… Read more »

03.05.2018

Penrice Live on the WOW Show

Penrice Academy takes part in pilot episode of brand new careers show On Wednesday 2nd May 2018, Penrice Academy was one of only two schools in the country who took part in a Google Hangout, as part of the pilot of a new careers information initiative. The interactive magazine show – the WOW Show –… Read more »

20.04.2018

Bloodhound: Race to the Line

On Tuesday 17th April 2018, Penrice students were invited to RNAS Culdrose to take part in the Regional Finals of Race to the Line; a project based around the Bloodhound speed record attempts. The project, which has been running for three years, saw a number of schools come together to create and race cars in… Read more »

15.03.2018

Interview: MasterChef’s Kate Attlee

Kate went to Penrice from 1999 to 2003 and was Head Girl in her last year. She recently starred on BBC MasterChef where she reached the Quarter Finals! The Media Team’s Sam caught up with Kate on Twitter for School Report. Hi Kate, I’m Sam from Year 8! Thanks for talking to me for School… 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 »

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 »

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