10.02.2020

Year 8 immerse themselves in cooking in Spanish!

On 10th January,  15 Year 8 students travelled to Truro School Cookery School to take part in an immersive Spanish cookery session. Maria and Manuel led the session, giving instructions in both English and Spanish, discussing the story behind the dishes, and demonstrating and encouraging the perfect technique. The pupils prepared, cooked and ate a… Read more »

17.06.2019

More Athletics and Swimming Success for our Year 8 Athletes

Last Saturday saw young athletes from Penrice represent their schools in the County Championships. Champions from year 8 were Tineasha in 8ZG who won the long jump with a personal best matching jump of 4.29m!  Blake in 8EC was also successful and won the 1500m with a time of 4 minutes and 40 seconds and… 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 »

08.03.2019

Feature: Our Mount Edgcumbe Project

Our Reporters Andrianna, Louis and Oliver catch up with Jane from Mount Edgcumbe following our weeks of fundraising for Cornwall Hospice Care. Bring It Home for Mount Edgcumbe Here at Penrice, we believe that doing our bit and raising money for charity is vital and this year we’re helping our local community by supporting Mount… Read more »

08.03.2019

Dancing in Disneyland

Entertainment Reporter Evie catches up with four of our dancers who recently competed in Paris. Dance is life for these girls. All they want to do is dance, anywhere and everywhere, but placing in a major competition in Disneyland is definitely a highlight. Mia, Bella, Elise and Emmy dance all different genres from hip-hop to… Read more »

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 »

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