Win an iPad with Pool Academy


From designing web pages to editing digital videos to recording music the growth in Information Technology over the last decade has seen it become an essential part of Academy life, so much so that we took the exciting step of introducing iPads for all students in 2013.

ICT is now embedded across the Academy in all subjects, from producing movie trailers, creating music in a virtual recording studio, comparing sporting techniques with Olympic athletes, authoring interactive e-books and that’s just for starters!  All of our classrooms are equipped for the 21st century with a digital projector and wireless Apple TV to enable students and teachers to display on the classroom board.

A full range of GCSE Courses are available to students including ICT, Business and Computer Science where students learn about how computer technology works and develop critical thinking, analysis and problem solving skills through the study of computer programming (‘coding’).

As well as an iPad for every student the Academy also offers dedicated IT suites plus smaller departmental suites that host specific software packages for those subjects.

Most recently Pool Academy has adopted the use of ‘Google Classrooms’ a new on-line application (app) which was only released in August this year which facilitates a fully interactive means of communication between teachers, students and parents away from the classroom.

Find out more about Pool Academy, and their facilities on their official website here.


Win a brand new iPad with Pool Academy

Pirate FM's Tina Bessell discovers more about ICT and Computer Science at Pool Academy


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Win a brand new iPad!

To celebrate the Academy's brand new facilities, we have four Glow in the Dark Science kits to give away - so you too can discover the excitement of science for yourself at home. Just answer the following, simple question:


What has each pupil been given to help them with their schoolwork?


An etch-a-sketch

An iPad

An abacus


(Need a clue? Just watch the video above!) 

Sorry the competition is now closed...

This competition is run in conjunction with Pirate FM's standard terms and conditions, and competition rules which are all available to view online here. The competition is only open to entrants within the Pirate FM TSA, and the iPad can either be delivered by post, or collected from the Pirate FM studios in Redruth.The prize is an iPad 16gb, with retina screen. No alternative is available, and the image above is for illustrative purposes only.

Competition is open until Midday on Friday 5th December 2014

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