18.05.2017

Meet Your Language Ambassadors

Following the success of last year’s Language Ambassadors, we are really excited to have recruited our second cohort. They will begin their role of Language Ambassador following the half-term break, when our current Ambassadors take up their new positions as Prefects, Senior Prefects and even Deputy Head Girl! As a language ambassador, their responsibilities include;… Read more »

01.11.2016

Celebrating El Día de los Muertos

On Tuesday 1st November, our Modern Foreign Language department went all out to celebrate the Mexican festival of El Día de los Muertos – known this side of the Atlantic as Day of the Dead. Mrs Yeo explains: “Despite it’s rather ghoulish name, ‘the Day of the Dead’ is actually a very beautiful celebration that celebrates the… Read more »

09.06.2016

Resources for German Refugees

Last term, the Language Department at Penrice Academy teamed up with a school in Germany to help provide refugees with German text books, to help them to master the language. Mrs White explains: “Former Penrice teachers Heiko Döring and Mrs Kerena Rundle, who many in our community will remember, have always kept in touch with… Read more »

15.01.2016

Learning through Spanish Theatre

On Monday 11th January, the Onatti Theatre Company visited Penrice for the second year running to perform a 50 minute play, Prima Cita, to Years 7,8 and 9 – entirely in Spanish. The play told the story of two young Character called Carlos and Maria, who are preparing to go on their first date. It tested the… Read more »

19.03.2015

Spanish Theatre Company

On Thursday 19th March, Penrice welcomed a Spanish Theatre Company, following the success of January’s French Theatre in the Hall. “Today’s Spanish Theatre was fantastic – the story was relevant and funny, and the students really understood what was going in and they could relate to the story too. Well done to Margarida, Jack and… Read more »

13.01.2015

French Theatre Comes to Penrice

Penrice students with Onatti French Theatre Company

On Friday 13th January, the Hall at Penrice played host to a foreign language theatre company for the very first time. The Onatti French Theatre Company performs plays in French and Spanish specifically aimed at KS3 new language learners. Last week, students in Years 7, 8  and 9 enjoyed the plays  – performed entirely in… Read more »