09.05.2017

CLASS Blog: Life Changing Decisions

Who should make life changing decisions – doctors or parents? For her first CLASS Blog, Mrs Malcolm explores ethics in modern medicine. You may have heard about a little boy called Charlie Gard, who was born in August 2016. He was quite healthy at birth, and then his parents noticed that his health and his… 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 »

03.03.2017

Year 10 Science Day 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, Year 10 immersed themselves once again in the world of Science, with our annual Science Day. The day saw the whole year take part in a range of sessions and workshops, featuring special guests from Cornwall College talking Engineering, Animal Care, Food and Virtual Reality, and the University of Exeter, talking… Read more »

02.11.2016

Star Student: Arlene, Year 10

This week’s Star Student is Arlene from Year 10. She gained some exceptional extra-curricular experience during the summer to help her reach the ultimate goal of being a paramedic. Arlene explains: “Over the summer holidays I went to Royal Cornwall Hospital and did a day of work experience at the hospital to learn more about… Read more »

06.07.2016

Year 7 Mission to Mars: Part 2

On Tuesday 5th July, Year 7 Scientists held their second Press Conference for their proposed Missions to Mars in search of life on other planets. Facing their peers in groups, the students gave presentations they have developed this term and, in some cases, worked on since the last conference. The presentations included advanced plans, details… Read more »

22.06.2016

Year 7 Science: Mission to Mars!

On Tuesday 21st June, Year 7 played the part of Astronauts and Mission Control in the start of a series of ‘Press Conferences’ on their proposed Missions to Mars. In groups, students faced an audience and set out plans – focusing on who, what, when, where and why – for a journey to the Red Planet…. Read more »

21.04.2016

Primary Science Day: Biology

On Wednesday 21st April, the Penrice Science Department welcomed 31 Gifted and Talented Year 5 students from local primaries for an activity day exploring Biology. Students from Mevagissey, Pondhu, Carclaze, Mt Charles, Charlestown and Bishop Bronescombe were given the opportunity to use microscopes to view their own cheek cells as well as an array of other weird… Read more »

24.03.2016

Environment and Sustainability Day

On Wednesday 16 March, Exeter University invited Mr Buse, Mr Round and 10 Year 10 students to an Environment and Sustainability Day at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the Penryn Campus. As well as touring the ESI and viewing the laboratories and research areas up close, students had chance to engage in interactive activities based… Read more »

11.03.2016

STEM vs Arts!

Pictured: The team interviews Dr Nason Six year 7 students- Erin, Aaliyah, Emily, Emily, Chelsea and Bethany- have designed a report about the importance of STEM research and why we need it. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. When asked, the Penrice News Reporters said they preferred studying Science based subject over Arts… Read more »

09.02.2016

Year 7 Speed Test

So far this year in Science, Year 7 have been looking at force and, as part of this unit, they need to be able to calculate the speed of a moving object. This term saw the first PCSO Speed Sessions held on the rugby field and AstroTurf – where students compared speed calculations between a… Read more »

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