26.11.2015

Anti-Bullying Week

Last week, the Penrice Anti-Bullying Team were on a mission to spread word of the support they offer to students who are struggling within friendship groups or think they are the target of bullying. In pairs, the team went into tutor groups each morning to explain what they do and where and when to find them. Some of… Read more »

26.11.2015

Mr Edwards: Microsoft Expert!

Congratulations to Penrice Academy Computer Science Teacher, Mr Edwards. He has been announced as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, joining more than 5,600 educators in the MIE program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other through a global community dedicated to improving… Read more »

23.11.2015

Year 8 Study The Hunger Games

Last week the fourth and final installment (part two of book three) of The Hunger Games Trilogy was released in cinemas worldwide. The films, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, were based on the books written by American author Suzanne Collins, which and have become one of the most popular adventure epics of recent years…. Read more »

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 »

20.11.2015

Sport Report: 20/11/2015

Wednesday as always was the day where the majority of our fixtures took place. No Netball this week but plenty of Hockey and Rugby. As well as this the Year 7 Rugby team had their County Festival last Friday, there was Show Jumping on Saturday and Year 11 Mixed Hockey on Monday so plenty to report on. The… Read more »

20.11.2015

Principal’s Blog: Making Sense of It

This week we have been thinking about events in Paris knowing that, like 9/11 for a previous generation, this will be one of the key events remembered from childhood. It has been difficult for our students to make sense of it all and of how they feel about it. There is the obvious reaction of… 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 »

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