13.06.2018

Year 8’s Morning Mile

Since the start of the summer term, all students in Year 8 at Penrice have been completing a mile walk during tutor time on a Friday morning. Known as the Friday Morning Mile, the event sees the whole Year Group congregate in pairs of tutor groups to walk the perimeter of the field, which works out at roughly… Read more »

18.05.2018

Out of this World Science

On Friday 11th May 2018, the Penrice Academy Science Department and Years 7, 8 and 9 welcomed a very exciting guest –  Mike Grocott from the National Space Centre. Mike’s team have been sponsored by PPG to present some chemistry masterclasses in schools. Year 7s Freya and Evie report “We had an experience that was… 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

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

Gun Safety: Saving lives at Penrice

One news topic on everyone’s minds recently is the school shooting in Florida.             On February 14th 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. 19 year old Nikolas Cruz (a former student of the school) carried out the attack with a semiautomatic rifle. Seventeen school students were killed and fourteen… 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 »

25.01.2018

Meet Bella the Therapy Dog

Our Media Team Reporters Dexter (Year 7) and Sam (Year 8) caught up with Mrs Kenny to find out all about Bella the Pug – our very own Therapy Dog. Can you tell us about your role at Penrice? Bella and I come to Penrice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we work alongside students in… Read more »

22.01.2018

Computer Coding Club

Penrice Plus is back! And so is the Media Team’s Sam, who headed straight to Computer Coding Club to find out all about it. Computer Coding is an important skill to have and one that could take you far in the future. This week in Penrice plus we got techno with the computer coding group… Read more »

16.01.2018

Year 8 GO 4 IT 2018

On Wednesday 10th January, Penrice Academy once again opened its doors to a range of local and regional industry experts for Year 8 GO 4 IT Day. The day saw our Year 8s taking part in activities across the school, meeting professionals, improving skills and trying their hand at new things. GO 4 It day… Read more »

26.07.2017

Our Celebration Poem

In their Final Celebration Assembly of the year, Year 8s Emily, Lia, Freja, Ebony and Hannah performed an original poem about moving into each year at school. by Freya Varley It’s strange that at some point in every day We turn aside from our lives and say: “What’s happening tomorrow?” We’re wasting time that we… Read more »

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