Pool Academy leaver awarded for his charitable efforts

A Year 11 school leaver was invited to a community awards evening where he was recognised for his charitable efforts whilst at Pool Academy.

Jack Broughal, who finished his GCSE exams recently, was presented with the Claire Mounsey Special Award this week.

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It was in recognition of his volunteer work with the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. He helped to launch the Appeal in 2017 with his grandparents, who are honorary Poppy Coordinators for Helston and the surrounding area. He sold raffle tickets, Poppy merchandise and was a great help throughout the day.

He met local dignitaries including the Captain of RNAS Culdrose, the Mayor of Helston and local councillors who he’d met earlier in the year when he carried out work experience with Helston Town Council.

The appeal is close to his family's heart as his father served in the Royal Navy for 23 years and then two years as a reservist.
His great grandad was a POW in the Second World War. Over the last three years his grandparents have helped to raise more than £72,000 for the cause.

Jamie Best, his former tutor, said: “Jack was a pleasure to have in my tutor group.

“I know he will go far and become the first ever president of the world.”

The Claire Mounsey Award was named after a student who went to Pool Academy for five years from 1995.

Mrs Mounsey said Claire did very well at school, in spite of some personal challenges, and sadly passed away at the age of 24. At the time, she was hoping to fulfil her ambition to go on to study psychology.

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Christiana Richardson