Students rewarded for going above and beyond
A special awards evening was held at Heartlands to celebrate students who have gone above and beyond this year.
Pool Academy Community Awards event took place on Tuesday night with guest speaker Richard Williams from Citizenship 4 Life.
Friends, family, teachers and business officials were invited along to the event which highlighted some of the extraordinary work students had been doing in their community.
They heard about how the children were carers for ill family members, exceptional fundraisers or great role models within the community.
Nine students, from Year 7 to the recent Year 11, were given awards sponsored by local businesses including Heartlands, Dynamo Health Care, Nova Construction, Bornefit and Keter.
The Year 9 girls' netball team were presented with the Fair Play Award.
Two singers from Year 9 and Year 10 sang solos and duets to the audience.
Mr Williams told students: “What do you want to be your legacy? A legacy is something that is left as a gift in a will. It is also making an impact; whether that be a skill or job or friendship group. The presentation of these awards recognise you have already left a legacy.”
Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said on the night: “The Community Awards evening has been an absolutely incredible event.
“I am leaving this evening emotional. I am incredibly proud of the students. They have gone above and beyond.
“Keep doing what you are doing because you are incredible.”