Another successful Open Evening

Another successful Open Evening

Parents and pupils from a plethora of local primary schools were welcomed at our reception by our budding musicians who performed a host of tracks before our proud prefects began taking visitors around the academy for what one parent described as, “unbelievable” tours.

Our canteen area was a hive of activity as visitors got chance to sample the high-quality food on offer, as well as meet our governors; PTFA (Parents; Teachers and Friends Association); and our art staff; who showed their creativity in an act of turning recycled bottles into poppies.

Visitors were then invited into the main hall where our Principal Mr Lowry gave a welcoming speech after Co-operative Young Leaders Olivia and Arslan had showcased their pride at representing the Academy. All through the Academy, staff and students wowed parents and pupils as each faculty took on a theme and played their part in a hugely successful night.

The performance faculty invited visitors to take part in table tennis and glow fit; music and drama put on shows with African drums; creative technologies impressed with computer science; bread making and key ring design; a Spanish tapas bar welcomed visitors to the first floor with a calming religious education room allowing parents and pupils to make a wish for the world.

History allowed visitors to experience life in the trenches; geography talked us through natural disasters; maths had a stunning carnival of numeracy that included ten pin bowling and quidditch. Science truly astounded all with brilliant experiments including one of our teachers creating fireballs; whilst our English faculty entertained all with an Alice in Wonderland tea-party.

Parents and students loved the items that they made and took home such as bookmarks and keyrings, as well as taking part in the “spot the white rabbit/Cheshire cat” that saw hundreds of prizes handed out.

Principal Mr Lowry said: “What I saw tonight was a staff and student population that raised the bar on what had been done before.”

One parent said: “The school has continued to progress and never fails to accommodate every student. The best in the city in my eyes.”

Another parent said: “Brilliant. Lots of experiences for the students to get introduced to.”

If you are a prospective parent please email academy@cas.coop or call 01782882300 for a tour before October 26th.

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