15.03.2018

A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was one of the world’s best physicists along with Einstein. He died on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at the age of 76. He’s most famous for discovering that black holes emit radiation, which can be detected using special instrumentation. Fact file: January 8th 1942- Stephen Hawking was born 1952- Attends St Albans school… Read more »

15.03.2018

Gun Safety: Saving lives at Penrice

One news topic on everyone’s minds recently is the school shooting in Florida.             On February 14th 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. 19 year old Nikolas Cruz (a former student of the school) carried out the attack with a semiautomatic rifle. Seventeen school students were killed and fourteen… 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 »

15.03.2018

Saving Endangered Species

by Tia and Molly Our story is about endangered species and the reasons why they are becoming extinct and what we can do to help. Throughout the day we have interviewed multiple teachers and a handful of students. Each one had a different answer, but they all agreed that we do need to start saving… Read more »

15.03.2018

Sport: What is VAR?

Archie and Kewin look at people’s opinions on the use of VAR in Football. What is VAR? How does it work? Video Assistant Referee (VAR) operates on a three-step process of incident, review/advice, decision, and across the four jurisdictions of football deemed ‘game changing.’ VAR is only to be used “to correct clear errors and… Read more »

15.03.2018

The Plastic Problem

by Emily P Do you ever think about how much plastic you use and just throw away every day? I’m sure this article will. 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally every year, however only 10% of that is recycled annually. Out of the other plastic that is trashed 7 million tons of that… 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 »

19.02.2018

Somerset Trampoline Competition

Last term, Owain Brociner-Allen from Year 11 took part in a regional trampoline competition in Somerset, competing against a range of ages and experiences. Owain told us all about it. “It was fantastic; I went to Somerset and took part in a completion representing the school – any age could apply but I was competing… Read more »

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 »

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