PUPILS at Winsford Academy have been praised for adapting to the new coronavirus rules very quickly.

Students are making good progress after being back at school for four weeks.

Headteacher Gary Evans said: "All the students have taken to the Covid rules extremely well. We have not had any confirmed cases in students or staff which is great.

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Year 7 pupils enjoying lessons at Winsford Academy

"We have been making a conscious attempt to reinforce strong messages about regulations at assembly every day. Pupils have adapted really quickly. Sanitising hands and wearing masks has become second nature. I am really impressed by the attitude they have shown."

Students only have to wear face coverings when they leave their year bubbles and move around the building.

Lessons have all resumed and are being delivered in a way that keeps children and staff safe.

"Our timetable is running as normal," said Mr Evans. "We are unable to run our after school clubs but we are looking to reintroduce them after half term. We need to get our students back for sports and music tuition.

"Some departments are already providing online revision after school."

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A virtual open evening is being held from 4pm on Tuesday, September 29, to give prospective pupils and their families the chance to talk to staff and have a look around the school.

Students and teachers have recorded presentations and there will be plenty of interactive opportunities.

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Science will be brought to life in exciting demonstrations during a virtual open evening

"Parents and children will be able to hear what life is like at Winsford Academy," said Mr Evans. "I'm quite excited about that. I am also hoping to do a live question and answer session with prospective parents next Wednesday."

Year 11 students will be sitting mock exams two weeks after half term.