A 2015 Pool Academy Prefect is continuing her community work as she trains for a Forest School qualification.
Jess Adams was selected to represent the school four years ago because of the community work she did in Girlguides. Since leaving school she has been working as a teaching assistant and is now hoping to start her own business when she achieves her Forest school qualification.
Jess left Pool Academy about four years ago and went straight to St Day Primary School as a volunteer. She was then offered an apprenticeship and was able to achieve her Level 2 Certificate in supporting teaching and learning in schools (STLS). Enjoying this she then gained a Level 3 Diploma in STLS at St Meriadoc Junior school in Camborne
Jess still volunteers three evenings week with Girlguiding at 4 different units. Here she mentors people completing their leadership qualification and is currently joint county coordinator for all the 18-30 year olds in the county.
She said: “All the teaching staff at Pool Academy were brilliant whilst I was a student there.
“Mrs Warwicker, in Maths, managed to get me through my GCSE which allowed me to go straight through to my apprenticeship.
“Mr Durant had a great sense of humour and chilled approach which made it easy to for me to do well in my GCSEs.
“I feel I have taken teaching methods from each of them and used them in my own career as a teaching assistant.”
Jess said her words of advice to current Pool Academy students were to take each day as it comes’, ‘have fun’ because ‘you never know what the future holds’.