Students given glowing reports after completing work experience

Students have returned to school with glowing reports after taking part in work experience.


Children from Year 10 took up roles at a number of places including RNAS Culdrose, Treliske Hospital, East Pool Mine, Tesco, Heartlands, local schools, nurseries and other places. One student even travelled far as Cheshire to work with a gaming company.

Staff from the National Trust wrote to Nicki Grenfell, Pool Academy’s Careers Advisor, praising the behaviour of the students working with them.

The students, it read, were ‘punctual and very polite’


It continued: “They got on with the jobs given and never hesitated to getting stuck in. They worked with a varied range of people and abilities and were sincere and approachable in their attitude. They were trusted and we were confident in leaving them to use their initiative often.”

They welcomed them to come back again.

During the week Mrs Grenfell visited the students at their placements to find out how they are getting on.

She said: “Work experience was pretty amazing. Students came away with Saturday jobs, summer jobs or told to apply for apprentices when they come up and they will be considered.

“The feedback has been amazing. They were really good.

“The kids were brilliant. They got on and did what they were asked and were polite and punctual.

 “The students represented Pool Academy well.

“It was great to see the students smiling and really excited about what they were doing.

“It gave some of them clear ideas about their future. It also helped some of the decide on a job for the future.”