On Thursday 10th of October, Hayle Academy held its annual Open Evening for Year 5 and 6 students. It was a busy time as it was held on the same day as our Year 6 Transition earlier in the day. It was a highly anticipated event and this year was one of the best yet. The atmosphere was extremely positive with lots of engagement from students and parents and overall, a great turnout!

The corridors were full of students and their families excited and ready to explore what Hayle Academy had to offer.  In the hall there was standing room only when the amazing Hayle Academy Choir opened the evening, followed by presentations from the Executive Head (Jan Woodhouse) and Head of School (Andrew Martin).

Both staff and students helping out were enthusiastic and happy to be able to show visitors all the engaging activities that had been prepared for each subject room.

There was a Maths disco with mocktails, exciting experiments in science, language games and cultural food tasting, dance track creation in music, a chance to get down in WW1 trenches, artworks galore and many practical activities in the DT departments with tasty bruschetta making, wood carving and laser-cut-keyrings.  Even the canteen was offering families hot evening meals alongside delicious cakes, biscuits and hot or cold drinks.

With so many passionate student volunteers from Year 11, Year 9 and Year 7, families received a lot of individual attention and insight about life at Hayle Academy.

One parent said, “It has been a fantastic evening and it was really great to see everything on offer, to join in with so many activities, and to ask lots of questions.”

Another said “I was impressed by all the staff’s caring approach when working with the students.”

Thank you to all the students, teachers, staff, Hayle Academy PTA, who all helped make this an event to be proud of and celebrated.