MP George Eustice and Pool Academy’s Samba band

MP George Eustice joined Pool Academy’s samba band members during the St Piran’s Day parade this weekend.

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Students and staff were over the moon when the Camborne, Redruth and Hayle MP met them during the middle of Saturday’s procession.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Redruth at 12pm ready to watch both young and old, including Pool Academy’s Samba band, walk through the town centre.

Mr Eustice, wearing a scarf sporting the Cornish colours yellow and black, joined in carrying a large daffodil.

Emily Cromey, Head of Faculty for Art, Music, Drama and PE, said it was wonderful to have the MP join Pool Academy members during the event.

She said: “Our brand new Samba band made its first public appearance at Redruth St Piran’s Parade. We were all so excited to take part.

“I am really proud of the students’ efforts.

“It was also lovely to have George Eustice come and support us.

“Watch out for many more appearances from the Samba band – you will certainly hear our musicians coming.”

She added Mr Eustice said he hoped to visit Pool Academy later this month.

Ali Durant, Pool Academy teacher, also took part in the parade with Pool Academy.

He said: “It was an amazing atmosphere with hundreds of people. It was the first time I had paraded with my daffodil. It was a very busy day and the students were absolutely fantastic and did the school proud.”

Claire Meakin, Principal at Pool Academy, said: “St Piran’s Day on Saturday was a fantastic event.”

Christiana Richardson