Lots going on at successful Pool Academy open evening

Pool Academy staff are celebrating after a successful open evening with lots going on.

Visitors were treated to an array of demonstrations including baking, science experiments and horse racing during the night last Thursday (SEPT28).

A bread making workshop 

A bread making workshop 

Students taking part in the upcoming musical School of Rock gave parents a sneak preview of the production, which will be performed in December, by singing one of the songs ‘Teacher’s Pet’.

Buzz the Bear, the school’s mascot, was also launched into the air at 6pm to cheers from onlookers.

Bread baking and cupcake decorating workshops were on offer in the Design and Technology department and the English department was transformed into a magical kingdom of giants, mermaids and fairies as they explored Cornish Myths.

the fairy classroom in the English department

the fairy classroom in the English department

Volcanoes, earthquake structures and card games were found in the Geography rooms and there was a giant 3D model of the World War trenches in the History department.

Languages held a multilingual café while horse races, graph making and origami were created by school mathematicians.

There were also rowing and basketball challenges as well as netball and hockey games thanks to the school’s PE teachers.

The science department were making toothpaste for elephants, creating chemistry fireworks and carrying out real and virtual reality dissections.


Pool Academy Principal Claire Meakin gave two presentations during the evening. She said the night had been a great success.

She said: “Thank you to everyone who came to the open evening. It was great to see so many interested faces.

“We are so proud of every single individual at our school.”

Playing some sports on open evening

Playing some sports on open evening

Clive Bramley, Chair of Governors, said: “We were delighted with the large number of parents and carers that came to our open evening.

“It was a fantastic event and the Academy was able to demonstrate the breadth of our curriculum and the opportunities we provide for our students. And of course Buzz was thrilled to see so many come along to see his next adventure into space.

“During the evening I spoke with many parents and they all said that the event was a great success.”