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 »


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 »


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 »


Young Carers and Action for Children

Action for Children – Young Carers discuss a Digital App to Monitor Mental Health On Tuesday 23rd January, Kate Stulberg, a Digital Product Manager at Action for Children in London, visited a group of Penrice Young Carers to discuss plans to set up a mobile phone App to monitor young people’s mental health. Kate, along with… Read more »


Mini Medics

This term Penrice Academy’s Year 7 Student Council and Young Carers kicked off 2018 learning the most valuable skill of all – how to save a life. With the Mini Medics programme, presented by Penrice Academy First Aider and Care Plan Coordinator Mrs McGrath, the students learnt all the basics of First Aid, from the… Read more »


Chelsea and Aaliyah in the National Cup

On Thursday 18th January, our Year 9 football stars Chelsea and Aaliyah travelled to Hampshire with Cornwall schools U14’s and came away with some fantastic results. Report by Chelsea “Last week I went with Aaliyah to Hampshire to play in the Quarter Finals of the National Cup! It was a really tough game. We went… Read more »


Penrice Christmas Decorations

Christmas season in upon us and our amazing team of new designers in an after school club have made our school a festive place to be by adding a pinch of Christmas magic to it. They made reindeer heads out of Penrice’s recycled cardboard and it only took 2 hours to make all of them!… Read more »


U14 County Netball 2017

Report from Team PE On Saturday 18th November, our girls did the Academy and themselves proud when they finished 4th in the County!   There were 2 pools and the girls finished runners up to Penryn (only coming 2nd to them and winning all of our other games). This meant that they had to play… Read more »


Remembrance Crosses 2017

On Friday 10th November, our students proudly laid their crosses, remembering those who gave their tomorrow for our today. The Last Post was performed once again by Lia. Students came together in their forms to write messages on a wooden cross, to lay in the garden during the service. Adam from the Student Media Team… Read more »


Penrice Plus: What is MAble?

For Penrice Plus, Will and Dexter from the Student Media Team interviewed Miss Garrod, Bella and Oscar about the school’s MAble programme. Bella and Oscar are part of MAble club, where the ‘most able’ of the students at Penrice Academy go and take part in extended learning in all kinds of subjects to go beyond… Read more »

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