04.07.2017

Morwenna and MakerClub

Former Penrice Academy student and Deputy Head Girl of 1999-2000 Morwenna Griffin has pursued a career in the tech industry and things are taking off – but MakerClub want YOUR help. In March 2017 Award-winning Brighton education startup MakerClub, at which Morwenna is Head of Education, launched a learning project with kids at its heart called BrightSparks. The… Read more »

17.05.2017

Year 8’s Client Based DT Project

It has been a busy 8 weeks for our budding Year 8 designers, as they have modelled and finalised designs with their clients. Mr Watson explains… The process has been met with enthusiasm and confidence by all involved and the ideas have been phenomenal. Not only have our Year 8’s been able to gather feedback… 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 »

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 »

24.02.2017

Year 8 Lead Life-Like DT Project

This year our Most Able Year 8 Design & Technology students are working on a huge two-term project which will see them meeting with ‘clients’, discussing specifications and planning, designing and constructing a product from scratch. Mr Watson explains: “Our designers have been provided with a context and product stimuli and will need to work… Read more »

18.11.2016

Star Student: Sadie, Year 8

Back in September 2016, Sadie from Year 8 attended the Bring Your Child To Work Day at HMS Drake at Babcock, Davenport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. The day – a first of its kind for Babcock – was a fantastic opportunity for school children to visit the Dockyard and see first-hand the wide range of… Read more »

17.11.2016

Paige and Jake – Future Chef Finalists!

On Tuesday 16th November, Paige Swindon from Year 8 and Jake Hemming from Year 9 competed in the local final of this year’s Future Chef competition – and booked themselves a place in the Cornwall final! Mrs Knowles, Catering teacher at Penrice, said: “Our Future Chefs Jake and Paige put in a truly outstanding performance… Read more »

26.05.2016

Star Student: Marco Baressi

This week’s Star Student, nominated by Product Design teacher Mr Watson, is Year 11’s Marco Baressi. Mr Watson said: “I’m nominating Marco for his outstanding dedication and personal achievements in this practical work. Marco has just finished working on a Controlled Assessment piece where he has hand made an acoustic guitar far beyond the quality… Read more »

11.05.2016

Baking Bread with Chartwells

On Thursday 5th May, a group of our most enthusiastic and talented Year 7 Catering students took part in a Bread Skills workshop led by Paul Martin, the Head Chef for Chartwells, who provide the school meals at Penrice. Mrs Knowles said: “The students worked in teams to produce a range of shaped bread rolls and… Read more »

10.02.2016

Madi Cole: Future Chef

On Wednesday 10th February Madi Cole from Year 9 blew judges away at the regional finals of Future Chef 2016, earning 1st place and a spot in the National Finals to be held in London in March. “Madi has proved herself to be one of the brightest young chefs in the whole of the south west… Read more »

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