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Hopes and Dreams Week

October 12th-16th has been ‘Hopes and Dreams’ week throughout the school, where all the children have had the chance to find out about the different career options open to them in the future. We have had lots of visitors this week, including, Firemen, Vets, 2 Bank Managers, University Lecturers, an Electrician, a Surgeon, Police Officers, a Radiographer and a Tesco Superstore Manager. Active Hope, ‘Which Way Now’, also came in to school to talk to the children about their jobs and the different activities they take part in and many of the children have been out and about, visiting a university, Tesco, the library, local shops and Beamont Collegiate Academy, digging deeper into various options that await them in the world of work. All of our visitors were really helpful and the children asked them many interesting questions about their different jobs.
We really hope that this week will give our children an understanding of what they could aspire to in years to come, both in terms of further education and in terms of future careers and that they will go on to realise their full potential and fulfil their hopes and dreams for the future.

Year 6’s Visit to Chester University

Year 6 visited Chester University on Tuesday to find out about the different options available to them once they leave school. The children really enjoyed discovering about the courses on offer and what life would be like at university. They also discussed whether they would like to live-in at university or if they would prefer to travel from home. At the end of the day they even took part in a graduation ceremony, wearing their very own cap and gown!

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Year 5’s Visit to Beamont Collegiate Academy

Year 5 had a fantastic start to their Hopes and Dreams week on Monday when they visited Beamont Collegiate Academy to take part in a range of Sports and Medical Science activities. They were enthusiastic and fascinated throughout both workshops, gaining an understanding of the skills needed for specific jobs within the medical and sporting world. Such activities included, recording an ECG from their heart, taking a set of medical observations including blood pressure and oxygen levels and recording their power on a Watt bike. The list goes on and on but the two favourites of the morning had to be using a needle to take fake blood out of a prosthetic arm and racing a virtual Usain Bolt on 'The Accelerator'! Miss Bennett was a whizz recording a great sprint speed of under 2 seconds! The visit gave children the chance to think about their possible futures and the types of things that could be done in medical and sporting careers.

Thank you to everyone who came into school this week to help with our ‘Hopes and Dreams’ week. We really do appreciate the time and effort you have all put in to make this week a success and all the different contributions have really given the children a lot to think about!