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 »


The Purple Angel – Guiding Students

by Milena and Megan, Year 9 (pictured above with Clive and Jane) At Penrice Academy we had the opportunity to speak with Dr Clive Acraman, founder of Planning with People, and Jane Moore, Co-founder of the dementia awareness association The Purple Angel. They aim to raise awareness and understanding of dementia across the globe. In… Read more »


Weather Report

By Sarah and Emily Weather Report: 11am The sky is a sapphire blue and spring is blossoming. To the North West there is a possibility of rain but the rest of Cornwall will have sun. Weather Report: 2pm Currently there is an sunny spell over Cornwall, as there has been all day. However, later lower… Read more »


Why do we feel safe at Penrice?

By Jamie, Adam and Ethan Recently, on the news, there have been many stories regarding gun crime and school shootings in America. This inspired us to ask the question: “How safe are UK schools?” School shootings happen in America more than another country around the world buy why they are less likely to happen in… Read more »


Your View: The Death Penalty

This report is about people’s views and opinions on the death penalty, something we’ve been learning about in History recently. By Jessica, Maisie and Conor (Year 8) We interviewed a local policeman about his views What do you know about the death penalty? “I know that it was abolished many many years ago. It’s certainly… Read more »


Midsummer Interview: Georgia, Year 7

On Thursday 10th March, Georgia from Year 7 was interviewed as part of  BBC School Report, by Emily and Olivia, two of our brilliant School Reporters, about what it’s like to be part of a production at Penrice. Being a Part of Midsummer, by Emily and Olivia A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a well-known Shakespeare… Read more »


Midsummer: “We’ve done it again!”

This March saw Penrice Academy’s Whole School Production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed to hundreds of friends, family, staff and visiting primary schools to cheers and roaring laughter. Director Mr Tew said the performances were ‘stunning’: “We’ve done it again! I simply can’t believe how brilliantly the cast and crew have stepped up once… Read more »


Star Students: Talking about the EU

This week as part of BBC School Report, Mock Election students Kordelia, Bella and Daisy focussed on one of the most prominent stories in the UK media at the moment – the EU Referendum. In preparation for the day, the girls approached our local MP, Steve Double, to ask him for his thoughts on Britain… Read more »


Famous Faces: Matt from The Muckers

BBC School Report Olivia, Emily and Georgia (Year 7) “You’ve got to have a bit of fun in your life.” The Muckers is a TV show, which teaches people about the farm, using songs and humour. There are 4 Cornish teenage farmers and comedy vloggers singing songs about manure, tractors and Shakespeare. They have made… Read more »


BBC’s Matt Mentors for School Report

On Thursday 3rd March we welcomed Matt Shepherd from the BBC for the morning to mentor our School Reporters in the run up to next week’s BBC School Report. This year 30 students have signed up to report the news from Penrice Academy and many have already started writing, planning and interviewing. Your School Reporters: Georgia,… Read more »

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