Staff and students at Robert Smyth Academy are celebrating after a record number of families visited the school during their annual Open Evening last week.
More than 500 local families came to the event to learn more about the school prior to choosing a secondary school for their Year 6 children.
During the evening students visited different faculties where they were able to participate in activities including printing their name on a bag, laser cutting, turning water into wine, meeting an historic king and discovering their family tree, as well as sampling the school restaurants food and listening to the new Principal, Mr Dan Cleary’s presentations.
Visitors also had the opportunity to win a luxury hamper which included chocolates, prosseco, and a voucher for a local restaurant as well as a £10 book voucher kindly donated by Sainsburys in Market Harborough.
One family said ‘It was a very informative evening. We were given a warm welcome by three Year 7 students who gave us a tour of the school. Staff were all very friendly and gave interesting information to help us with our choice of secondary school. My daughter loved the interactive sessions and tasting the delicious food in the school restaurant.’
Principal Mr Dan Cleary said, ‘We have been overwhelmed by the interest shown from local communities. This evening we have welcomed families from Market Harborough, Kibworth, Desborough, Clipston and from further afield which demonstrates the level of excitement about the future of the Academy. We are delighted to have been able to showcase fantastic teaching demonstrations, student tours and many guests were particularly excited by the incredible facilities and significant developments made to the site over the summer. We are grateful that Tudor Grange Academies Trust have invested £800,000 to developing the site and we have big plans to come!’