04.03.2022

Year 10 Compete in UK Space Agency ‘SatelLife2022 Challenge’

Over 100 Year 10 students took part in the SatelLife2022 Challenge today as they searched for new, innovative ways in which satellites could improve life on Earth. Promoted as a nationwide search for young space entrepreneurs, the competition is open to ages 11 – 22 and has a prize fund of up to £50,000 available… Read more »

10.02.2022

Year 8 Girls’ Team Compete in FIRST® LEGO® League STEM Challenge

A team of Year 8 girls presented live to a panel of judges earlier this morning as part of their entry into the FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge. The FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge develops STEM learning in children aged 9-16, inspiring young people to develop their critical thinking, coding and design skills through hands-on STEM learning… Read more »

12.12.2021

Year 9 Take On Energy Quest Workshop

Year 9 have participated in an immersive Science workshop led by Tomorrows Engineers called Energy Quest over the past two days. This was a really exciting workshop giving Year 9 students the chance to find out all about sustainable energy and learn about associated engineering careers, whilst trying to solve the problem of how to… Read more »

05.04.2019

STEM at Bristol University

A glimpse of their futures!  This week Year 8 and Year 10 students have been visiting Bristol University for a STEM conference. They have had a fantastic time conversing with current undergraduate students, experiencing a campus tour and attending taster university lectures on a variety of different subjects; including Biochemistry, Engineering and French. Chelsea said… Read more »

01.04.2019

Energy Quest (STEM) Activities Day

The Energy Quest (STEM) activities day was an engaging way of inspiring our Year 8 students to become scientists in their future careers. In the first session, students were encouraged to look at jobs related to engineering, and were encouraged to think of areas where they could use engineering in relation to careers. They also discussed… 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

Exploring Polluted Waters

Josh, Harry and Joe, students from Penrice, investigate water pollution, it’s serious impact on marine life and why it is important to protect it. Some shocking facts: 100,000 marine creatures a year die from plastic entanglement and these are the only ones found. There is more micro plastic in the in ocean than there are… Read more »

02.02.2018

Our Evening in Space

On Thursday 1st February, Penrice Academy welcomed some of the biggest names in space science in the South West for an Evening in Space. Spaceport Cornwall, Goonhilly Earth Station and interactive STEM workshop company Wonderstruck fueled the imaginations of over 300 students and parents with rockets, explosions and demonstrations on the present and future of… Read more »

22.01.2018

MAble Science: An Evening in Space!

As part of Penrice’s ongoing Mable programme, we have organised a Space Festival to take place on the evening of Thursday 1st of February 2018, 5.30 – 7.30pm. Featuring: an innovative space dome experience; rocket shows from the award winning ‘Wonderstruck’ company and presentations from Goonhilly, Newquay Space Centre, Roseland observatory and NASA; this will… Read more »

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 »

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