15.03.2018

Mini Bloodhound Project

by Tom and Corben Welcome to the Mini Bloodhound car race at Penrice Academy! Held on Thursday 15th March 2018. Here are some of the cars from the project: We made our cars using foam blocks that we cut out in similar shapes to that of the Bloodhound and we raced all of them to… Read more »

15.03.2018

Interview: MasterChef’s Kate Attlee

Kate went to Penrice from 1999 to 2003 and was Head Girl in her last year. She recently starred on BBC MasterChef where she reached the Quarter Finals! The Media Team’s Sam caught up with Kate on Twitter for School Report. Hi Kate, I’m Sam from Year 8! Thanks for talking to me for School… Read more »

15.03.2018

Exploring Polluted Waters

Josh, Harry and Joe, students from Penrice, investigate water pollution, it’s serious impact on marine life and why it is important to protect it. Some shocking facts: 100,000 marine creatures a year die from plastic entanglement and these are the only ones found. There is more micro plastic in the in ocean than there are… Read more »

15.03.2018

Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet

by Molly and Tia Pictured: Erin and Jude, two members of the cast. Today we interviewed some of the Romeo and Juliet cast to see how they are coping with the new play. Edie, Sadie and Ebony were all interviewed and said: “It was very hard at the start to learn the words as it’s… 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 »

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 »

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 »

22.01.2018

MAble Science: An Evening in Space!

As part of Penrice’s ongoing Mable programme, we have organised a Space Festival to take place on the evening of Thursday 1st of February 2018, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Featuring: an innovative space dome experience; rocket shows from the award winning ‘Wonderstruck’ company and presentations from Goonhilly, Newquay Space Centre, Roseland observatory and NASA; this will… Read more »

22.01.2018

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 »

19.01.2018

Primary Art Workshop 2018

On Wednesday 17th January, Year 4s and 5s from Sandyhill and Poldhu primaries spent the day in the Art Department at Penrice creating mixed media imaginary worlds inspired by artists Joseph Cornell and Kristjana S Williams – and the film Avatar. Miss Morse explained: “We worked in one of our iMac suites to find and… Read more »

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