Catcote Adacemy to hold open day as part of enterprise scheme

Catcote Academy
Catcote Academy

A HARTLEPOOL school is hosting an open afternoon as part of a week-long enterprise scheme.

Catcote Academy, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, is holding the afternoon on Wednesday, July 16, between 1pm and 3pm.

It is part of a week-long community enterprise week which started today.

Students were going out into the community today and tomorrow to meet and speak to people and to fill out their “passports” to show where they have been and who they have spoken to.

Tomorrow afternoon the school is hosting a Spanish-themed session with food tasting on offer.

Then, on Wednesday afternoon, the school is hosting its open afternoon which is a chance for representatives from a wide range of agencies, businesses and community leaders who have been supporters of the school to pop in and have a closer look at what goes on inside.

Lessons will be open for visitors to pop in and observe the students taking part in their classes.

Hartlepool’s ceremonial mayor, Stephen Akers-Belcher, and council leader Christopher Akers-Belcher are both among the invited guests along with Mail columnist Alan Wright and other supporters.

On Thursday of this week, Catcote Academy will be hosting a sports day, while the summer fair is taking place at the school throughout Friday and parents are invited along.

Alison Brown, holder of the Queens Award for Enterprise promotion at Catcote Academy, said: “At Catcote we are privileged to have support from a wide range of parties, agencies and the wider community of Hartlepool, but there are few opportunities to visit classes and observe our students at work.

“On July 16 we are opening our doors to showcase what goes on around the school.

“It is part of our wider community enterprise week which will involve the students and wider community.”

For more information people can call the school on (01429) 264036.