Aspirations week: 18th – 22nd May 2015
As a contrast to last week’s SAT tests, we decided that the children should have an opportunity to find out more about what they may aspire to be when they are older. We thought, what could be better than to ask parents and friends of the school to come in and tell the children about all the different jobs that they do? The response from parents has been fantastic and the children have really enjoyed learning about the potential careers that exist in the world outside school.
The children have been told about a wide variety of jobs and career paths that they could choose. On Tuesday morning Handson’s butchers gave pupils an insight into running a butcher’s shop by giving pupils the opportunity to make their own pork pies (they were very tasty). In the afternoon David Hawes explained his love of the great outdoors and how he got involved in teaching the Forest Schools program.
Children also got to learn about aspects of farming as Mr Leverton and his friend, Malcolm Dale brought in two Massey Ferguson tractors for pupils to see. A very modern (and much larger) model was accompanied by a recently restored 1970s early 4WD version. The children were really excited about seeing them and asked some very good questions.
On Wednesday, Peter Grant, the mayor of Spilsby, talked to the whole school about what a mayor does. Later that day, Toni Reed visited Class 2 and 3 to give a talk on being a community nurse. At the same time, in Class 4, Mr Spencer told pupils about how he got involved in farming and particularly, ‘Green Farming’. Pupils found out about Wind turbines and solar panels and the huge amount of effort and investment involved into setting up a solar or wind farm.