Grosvenor Park Academy takes its open day online  

Grosvenor Park Academy have used technology to virtually recreate an open day and allow parents a sneak peek inside classrooms despite the pandemic.

It’s the time of year for mums and dads to choose which school to send their children to, and open days are usually held up and down the country to help them decide.

But Covid-19 safety restrictions mean they can’t physically get inside and look around, making the important selection more difficult.

Now the Chester primary, keen to show off enviable facilities and high standards, has filmed a virtual open day to make sure parents can take a tour.

Head of School Richard Clark said: “At Grosvenor Park we always look forward to welcoming visitors to our family-focused school, and it’s such a shame that we can’t do this in the usual way this year.

“But we were determined to find a way to share with the community what life is like for our children, so we decided to create a filmed tour – led by our Deputy Head Boy and Head Girl – to showcase our school.

“I am incredibly proud of the film as it showed our school through the eyes of the children and provided an insight into their daily experiences.

“The feedback from the community has been incredibly positive, and we have had views in the thousands.

“Hopefully more parents will visit our website, Facebook page or Twitter account to see the film. We would be delighted to answer any questions they have.”

The professionally-produced short film around Grosvenor, based at Union Street, sees the two well-spoken pupils host a tour around the school, and it features interviews with several teachers.

Grosvenor is part of the North West Academies Trust, which runs schools across Cheshire and Shropshire, including outstanding Delamere Academy near Northwich, St Martin’s Academy, Hoole, and Acresfield Primary School, Upton.

To view the video, visit the school’s website: view on YouTube: Twitter: @GrosvenorParkA or Facebook: @GrosvenorParkAcademy