Praise rolls in for successful open evening

Praise from parents and visitors has been rolling in after a successful open evening held at Pool Academy recently.

Our Head Girl and Head Boy giving their speech during open evening.

Our Head Girl and Head Boy giving their speech during open evening.

Staff and teachers opened the doors to the school to showcase some of the things they do every day with students.

There were science experiments, virtual reality, sports activities, backing and crafts. Plymouth Argyle mascot Pilgrim Pete also took part in the evening by posing for selfies with youngsters visiting. The canteen opened its hatches to offer visitors a free taster of some of the food on offer at lunch and break times.

Since the event emails and positive comments have been arriving telling Miss Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, what a lovely event it was.

One parent said: “We had a fantastic evening. Really engaging for all. We have a very excited Year 6 daughter who can’t wait to come to Pool next year. Thank you.”

Another parent said: “Really enjoyed the open evening tonight. My daughter is so excited. A huge thank you to the art teacher for making us feel at ease and being so lovely. Big thanks to Mr Hosking for showing us around the fitness suite. We are looking forward to being a part of the academy next September. There are a lot of positive changes.”

Another comment read: “Well done to everyone. The evening seemed to go very successfully.

“The school had a great feel to it. The staff were fabulous and the activities were great.”

Another said: “We thought the teachers were very welcoming and informative, especially about the school and its policies and the pastoral care available. The children were polite and helpful towards us and our children.”

Miss Meakin said: "Open Evening is always a brilliant event and we love opening our doors and showing our community why we are so proud of our school. Pool Academy is at its best when students are in lessons learning though so we invite everyone to come and have a personal tour during a normal school day so they can see the very highest quality teaching and learning, every second of every day."

Christiana Richardson