Principal’s Blog – Community

This week has seen a number of our students impacting on the community in a really positive way. It’s a shame about what we’ve seen covered in the newspapers considering the incredible things our students are involved in each week. However, this week they did us proud once again.

On Tuesday, a selection of students who are involved in the Pegasus Award and in our Forest School visited a local St Austell community to work with residents to plant flowers for their gardens. This was largely to help kick start St Austell in Bloom, but it also helped develop relationships between our students and locals, and they really did us proud. We’ve heard some great feedback from Councillors and residents alike.

On Wednesday, one of our Primary Trust schools, Carclaze, welcomed Cornish musician Josh Curnow, who recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. Our Year 8 Jake, part of our Sound and Light Team, went along to help set up the show. Another example of our students working with the community and Jake – a former student of Carclaze – helping out his old school.

Our students are tackling the issues facing the European community too – a number of them have been speaking to students in assemblies sharing facts and figures and representing the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ arguments in the run up to our Mock Election on the 23rd June.  I will be voting next week and will be interested to see the real outcome.

This week we released our brand new Progress App, which allows parents to view target, merit and attendance information at the touch of a button. We’re trialling it with Year 9 in the coming weeks so any feedback would be greatfully received.