08.03.2019

Being Internationally Aware

Young Reporter Isabelle looks at a current issue in detail and ponders the question, should children be more aware of international problems? Who is ‘the IS teenager?’ In 2015 a teenager, Shamima Begum, sneaked out of the county with two other of her school friends. It is said she was influenced by other people on… Read more »

08.03.2019

Our Mini Medics

Young Reporter Isabelle catches up with our very own First Aid expert Mrs McGrath about Penrice Mini Medics. The Mini Medics programme, delivered by Penrice Academy First Aider and care plan co-ordinator Mrs McGrath, teachers the students all the basics of first aid from the recovery position to using a defibrillator. In this report I… Read more »

08.03.2019

Obesity in Modern Times

Obesity is a world-wide crisis. According to the government, in 2016/2017, an estimated 22.6% of children (aged 4 to 5) in England were overweight, a significant increase from 21.9% in 2014/2015. So, what is obesity and why is it a problem? Young Reporter Jack investigates. Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excess… Read more »

08.03.2019

Global Warming

Young Reporter Jacob shares his thoughts. Global warming is affecting the whole world. It’s caused by pollution in the air witch is called green gas. Also deforestation affects global warming because when they cut the trees down it releases carbon dioxide which is bad for the air. Also transport can cause it because of the… Read more »

08.03.2019

Feature: Seas Our Future

In this article, Environmental Reporters Daisy, Grace, Matilda, Emily and Maddison explain current increasing problems in the environment. It will entail palm oil and our local issue – plastic pollution. To begin with, we will talk about palm oil. Though palm oil seems a further afield problem, if it were to run out it would… Read more »

07.03.2019

British Sign Language

By Emily Why everyone should learn BSL My passion for sign language was first ignited through an extra-curricular club after school on a Thursday where we learnt the basics of sign language and my interest sky rocketed from there. I believe studying sign language and learning about Deaf culture is a vital life skill to… Read more »

07.03.2019

Our Young Carers

by Sophia What are Young Carers? A Young Carer is a child or teenager who regularly helps someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. What are the effects on Young Carers?  1 in 3 Young Carers spend between 11-20 hours each week caring for family members… Read more »

07.03.2019

World Book Day 2019

This year Young Reporter is fortunate to have fallen around World Book Day. Reporters Lacey and Josh soaked up the excitement around school and interviewed the man that makes it happen, Penrice Academy English teacher and literacy co-ordinater, Mr Johnson. They also roamed the corridors checking out the many colourful, dressed up students, asking them… Read more »

07.03.2019

Our Farm

by Thalia and Moses Penrice Academy’s very own Outdoor Learning Environment! On the 1st of March 2019, Penrice Academy’s official opening of the Outdoor Learning Environment took place. It was a superb event situated down on the Farm. The Mayor of St. Austell and the MP Steve Double cut the ribbon to officially launch the… Read more »

07.03.2019

Sport at Penrice

Organized, well-structured youth sports and on-going physical activities can provide many benefits for children and adolescents. Positive experiences that sports and an active lifestyle bring, play an important role in a young person’s life. Physical exercise is good for the mind, body and spirit which will help with focusing on school life, Sport includes all… Read more »

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