Students awarded for their achievements

Students have been awarded for their achievements and contributions to school with a bronze Citizenship Award.

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Year 7s have been joining in with sports, school and other activities to help promote Pool Academy in the community.

Last week it was revealed 183 students had achieved their bronze award. They are now working towards their silver and gold awards.

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Charlotte Eathorne, Year 7, said: “To receive my bronze award I joined a school netball team to represent Pool Academy at matches. I was proud to get the bronze award. I am now working towards getting my gold award. To get this award my friend and I are going to do a beach clean and pick up rubbish. We will turn what we have found into a picture and then try and sell it for charity. We are looking into finding an ocean charity.”

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Natasha Hodson, Year 7, said: “To get my bronze award I participated in the School of Rock production. I am now working towards getting my silver award.”

The awards have been created for students in years 7, 8 and 9. They are encouraged to work up from bronze, through silver and to gold by completing a number of tasks such as representing the school, helping with open evenings or other school productions.

Nick Hamblin, from Pool Academy, is coordinating the awards. He said they help to celebrate students who make a contribution to school and community life.

It’s hoped students will begin to get their gold awards and Golden Citizen lapel badges next month.

The Citizenship Awards were launched by MP George Eustice earlier this year.