08.05.2017

Maths Olympics Day 2017

On Thursday 4th May our Maths Department held their annual Year 6 Maths Olympics Day. Students were judged on their efforts and participation in the following events: Round One – Greek Plate Design Round Two – Practical Team Challenges Round Three – Team Relay Race Mrs Johns said: “Maths Olympics Day with Year 6 is… Read more »

04.05.2017

Performing Arts Clubs

This term we welcomed Flo, Mollie, Tom and Will to the Media Team and challenged them to interview Mr Tew about Penrice Plus, grab some photos and write something for the website.. in just one hour. Drama Club We asked Mr Tew: Why did you set drama club? He set up Drama Club because of… Read more »

20.04.2017

Year 8 Explore Trestle Masks in Drama

In Drama, Year 8 have been working on Trestle Masks, which are used as a tool in Theatre to aid actors in their techniques of physicality, focus, and improvisation, as well as character creation and spatial awareness. For homework, students designed and created their own masks, which are known to help to achieve a highly… Read more »

20.04.2017

Year 10 Product Design at Falmouth

On Wednesday 19th April, 16 Year 10 students visited Falmouth University for a series of workshops run by the university’s Sustainable Product Design department.  The students had a tour around the workshops and were shown the different materials, techniques and equipment used on the course.  They then took part in a workshop where they worked in small groups… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

16.03.2017

The Bloodhound Project

by Adam (BBC School Reporter) Today I was in Newquay for the Penrice Academy Bloodhound Race.  The Bloodhound Project is an attempt for the land speed record and they’re doing a national competition in schools to see who could build the fastest miniature rocket car. The cars were made out of foam and the students… Read more »

14.03.2017

Showjumping Report: March 2017

Another brilliant weekend for our talented Equestrian Team. On Saturday they were competing at Colraine Equestrian Centre and came home with a lot of prizes! Jasmine Sleeman from Year 9 (riding two of her ponies) and Emily Hoskin from Year 8 jumped two superb rounds each (Jasmine riding four times) to finish in 6th place…. Read more »

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