Cinderford pupils get a glimpse of possible pathways

By Forester Reporter   |   Reporter   |
Saturday 25th June 2022 11:00 am
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Among the visitors to St Whites Primary School in Cinderford were police horses Barton and Kingsholm. ()

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PUPILS at St White’s Primary School in Cinderford were shown some of the possible paths their lives could take when more than 20 visitors were welcomed to the school.

Many of the 26 visitors to the school’s ‘Aspirations Day’ were parents and all were there to talk about their jobs.

They ranged from a jeweller and a drummer to engineers and a pensions actuary.

The event, which was held last Thursday (June 16) ended with two particularly special visitors, police horses Barton and Kingsholm.

All 285 pupils at the school came together to be introduced to the horses and their riders PCs Joanna Woods and Emma Walker

Aspirations Day was organised by teacher Victoria Underwood and was the finale for Science Week in the school.

Planning for the event has been going on since the beginning of the year with Miss Underwood asking people to come into school and talk about what they do.

She said there were 26 people who came into school with others having offered but there was insufficient space for them all.

Miss Underwood added: “It’s to give the children an idea of what careers that might have when they leave school.

“Its to make them think longer term and the importance of what they do in school but also to broaden their horizons.”

Headteacher Clare Tilling said the event was one of the “flagship days” at the schhol.

She added: “Its wonderful to see the diversity of what people do

“It’s amazing for the children and they absolutely love it.

They’ve spent time leading it up thinking of questions to ask.

“That is part of the scientific inquiry line.”

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