Last week, as part of our work with *Enabling Enterprise, children from Sycamore class visited JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) a property management company to learn more about enterprise and the world of work. The children learned about the different roles in construction and development, went on a tour and then took part in a housing challenging, presenting their ideas to the group to at the end of the day. The trip was a fantastic opportunity for students from Year 5 to impress and put their Staying Positive and Problem Solving skills to the test with the support from professional business volunteers.
A massive thank you to volunteers from JLL who worked alongside our pupils engaging them about their jobs and making the day such a great opportunity.
*Enabling Enterprise is an award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise. Their mission is to equip young people with the skills, experiences and aspirations they need to succeed in life. You can read more about our pupils’ day on the Enabling Enterprise website.
As a prize for an outstanding video entry to the Reading Gladiators Challenge, Year 4 Reading Gladiators had lunch with Elen Caldecott author of Spooks and Scooters and Nikki Gamble in the school library. Year 4 Gladiators had the opportunity to chat to Elen in an informal way and ask questions about being a writer. Some children received signed copies of books from the Marsh Road Mystery series that their parents had ordered. Others took the chance to ask Elen about different books they had read from the Marsh Mystery series.
Elen then led an inspirational session in the hall to a wider audience of Year 4s and 5s. So many children have commented how much they enjoyed talking to a “real writer”! It was a lovely afternoon and Elen kept her audience spellbound!
Yesterday volunteers from many different professions came to talk to the Y5 and Y6 children about their careers.
A wide range of careers were represented from Ardmaan Animation, the Ambulance Service and the Army through Broadcasting Beauty, Construction, Electrical Engineering, Farming, Further Education and Training, Housing, Highways, HR, Legal, Medicine, Music, Police, Theatre, Veterinary Medicine.
Many of the children were unaware that there were so many interesting jobs they could do when they were older. They loved having the opportunity to talk to the adults and find out more. The school would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to support us.
Four of our year 5 pupils have attended a recording session at the Factory Studio. Along with pupils from five other schools, they recorded the chorus to Amy Claire’s new song “What would you do?” This is part of a project run by Crimestoppers, Avon and Somerset Police and Unique Voice.
They were great, singing along to all words, respecting the need to be very quiet when others were recording and making us very proud.
These 4 will be performing live at Ashton Gate Stadium on 26th April in front of 400 people!