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Reach for the Stars - Careers Day

Date: 24th Jun 2024 @ 8:06am

On Friday we held our careers day event “Reach for the Stars”. The day was designed to inspire and educate our children about the wide variety of career opportunities available to them in the future and encourage them to aspire and aim high!

A special assembly launched the day in both departments A range of professionals shared their experiences and insights about their careers. Kate Brown our Drama Therapist spoke to the children in upper KS2 about her work in the Manchester Prison.  

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In class, the children have participated in engaging games and activities related to various careers as well as reading some great picture books that explore different careers.

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In the afternoon, we welcomed guest speaker Keira Forsythe into school. Keira is a motivational speaker and a Great Britain Taekwondo athlete. Keira shared her story of her disability after she had an arm amputation at the age of 21. She spoke to the children about how her resilience, strength and courage has led her to fighting the stigma surrounding her disability and earning a place on the GB Taekwondo team. Keira is currently training for the Paralympics.


I would like to say a big thank you to the parents who volunteered to talk to the children about their careers, the paths they took to get there and the skills they use in their jobs. Thanks to our guest speakers and everyone who has made today a great success.


Pupil Voice- Reach for the Stars

Nathan (Year 6)-  " I've enjoyed the day and learned that there are many different jobs awaiting me. I liked hearing from different people about their jobs and how some can impact our lives. Reading the book on Sofia also helped me to recognise how I can help my community."

Keeley (Year 6) - "I enjoyed the presentation given by all the successful women as it gave me a few hints on where to start if I want to be successful. I enjoyed writing a letter to my future self."

Leah (Year 3)- "Keira inspired me because she does Taekwondo with a disability. I've learned today to show resilience even when it's hard. The best part of today was when we had an assembly and people came and told us what their jobs are."

Eromosele (Year 3)- "I've learned today about resilience and never giving up on your dreams. From all that's been today, I have been inspired from lots of people, especially Keira from the GB Taekwondo team and the visitors this morning. My tip is keep trying and never give up."



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