04.04.2017

UKMT Team Challenge 2017

Congratulations to Oscar Barber, Harvey Barnett, Stephanie Clemo and Maisie Craddock who took part in the Regional Final of the UK Mathematics Trust Team Challenge. The team came a very respectable 5th place out of 17 in the Regional finals at Penair on Monday 27th March 2017. The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and… 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 »

30.03.2017

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday 30th March, Penrice Academy welcomed the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra string quintet, Resonate Strings, for a morning of workshops. All our of string players and students from The Roseland and Charlestown School took part in the workshops, which featured violins, violas, cellos and double bass. Mrs Karen Frost, CMST Strings Teacher, said: “I’m so proud… 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 »

17.03.2017

Is The NHS Really on Death’s Door?

by Kordelia and Lily (BBC School Reporters) ‘’The NHS does a good job and works hard. There needs to be more good said rather than bad.’’ As of late, many people have been discussing the heavy topics of the politics behind Healthcare, the future of the NHS, and the stigma surrounding mental illnesses. It is no secret… Read more »

16.03.2017

Day in the Life: Bailey the School Dog

by Bella and Ava (BBC School Reporters) 06:30  – Today I was rudely woken up at half six! I am not an early bird!  Tiredly, I looked up, saw my mum and instantly started whining because I couldn’t control myself, I needed the loo. Suddenly, I remembered I only get woken early when I go… Read more »

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