03.02.2023

Curriculum Feature: Science

Miss Forshaw’s Year 7 Science class was full of intrigue and curiosity yesterday as students became sleuths in a ‘whodunnit’ pollution incident, investigating PH levels in soil on behalf of Mr Tweed. Four fictional businesses were suspected of dumping/releasing industrial waste on Mr Tweed’s agricultural land, polluting the soil and destroying all of his crops…. Read more »

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 »