Former student says you are good enough
A former prefect who recently graduated with a business management degree wants students to know they have the potential and choice to be whatever they want to be.
Ellie Cope was a student at Pool Academy from 2009 until 2013 and enjoyed studying Food Technology, English and Sociology.
Progressing though the school years she was determined to go into hairdressing - but today her career has taken a different path.
When Ellie started working in the offices of a well-known bakery, in Scorrier, she did so well she became office manager. She then achieved a qualification in Customer Service and last year completed a degree in Business Management.
She said: “I always thought I was going to do hairdressing when I left school but I’ve learnt that nothing is ever set in stone and you can do whatever you set your mind to.
“When I left Pool Academy I did study hairdressing but realised it wasn’t for me. I started to look for something new and that’s when I started at Prima Bakeries in Scorrier. I began as a part-time employee until I eventually, by working hard, made my way to the top.
“Last year I completed a degree in business management. By doing this I managed to purchase my own house last year with my boyfriend.
“Having someone believe in you. I am more confident and believe I can do anything I set my mind to.
“I would like to tell the current Pool Academy students to never believe you can’t do something.
“Just do the best you can.”