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Aspirations Day 2015

Aspirations Day 2015
Key Stage 2 pupils watch a sculptor demonstrate his craft.

On Friday 5th June, 2015 we had an Aspirations Day in school. The day was to show our pupils a range of careers they could choose in the future and what skills each career requires. We were visited by a range of people who have chosen different careers paths including archaeologists, business owners, artists, emergency services and a Newcastle Eagles Basketball player to name but a few.

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A photographer explains his profession to the pupils.

Key Stage 2 spent time speaking to the visitors to gather information about their jobs and ambitions. Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage focused on ‘People Who Help Us’ and had a great afternoon speaking to our guests.

A huge thank you to all of the visitors who gave up their time to help the children think about their futures.

You can view a selection of photos from the event, below:

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A pupil tries on a fireman’s jacket.
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The sculptor laughs with the pupils.
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Pupils at Aspirations Day 2015.
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A solicitor listens to the pupils questions.
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Pupils talking to ex-pupils from Thornhill School.
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A Historian talks about his work.
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Pupils quiz a Speech Therapist.
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The equipment a hairdresser uses in her job.

The pupils also made some video interviews with our guests about their professions. You can view some of the videos below, or watch them all on an Aspiratons Day 2015 playlist we’ve made on our YouTube channel .

The pupils interview an archaeologist.
The pupils interview a Speech Therapist.