A Future Full of Possibilities at Windmill Primary

Children at Windmill Primary School in Raunds recently took part in a Careers Week designed to provide an experience of a huge range of jobs and professions.

Over the week, 26 volunteers visited Windmill and shared the story of their jobs.

Visitors gave fascinating talks and presentations, some ran activities and some brought in props to help the children understand what their job involved.

Volunteers represented a range of careers from surveying to aeronautical engineering, from sports coaching to veterinary nursing and from marketing to banking.

Throughout the week, children kept a Careers Week notebook which they used to take notes and complete activities.

Vice Principal, Michelle Brett said,

‘This is the second time we have organised Careers Week.  We do it to meet one of our curriculum drivers which is Possibilities.  Over the week children discovered there were jobs and careers that they hadn’t heard of before but our volunteers also talked about what inspired them in their career path.  Our children have learned how they can use our school values and learning behaviours to follow their own dreams.  They know anything is possible.’

Although Careers Week is over, Windmill Primary School are always looking for visitors from the community to come and talk to the children.

If you think you could offer half an hour of your time, please contact Michelle Brett on 01933 623121 or email michellebrett@windmillprimary.net

Photos of just some of the school visitors that gave up their time to help the children are below

Steve Murphy: Talking about his career as a veterinary nurse

Mark Winterburn: In to talk to the children about the construction industry

Jamie Duff: In talking about his business in Photography

Mark Young:  In to talk about his business in Marketing

Dale Brunton:  In from Luton Town Football Academy to talk about his job

Jeremy Atkins:  In to talk about technology in action

Ross Stewart: In from the Saints to talk about his Elite Development Rugby role

Jaime Jones:  In talking about her role as National Sales Operation Training Manager for luxury retirement homes

Lyn Hughes:  In talking about her role in nursing

Alex Paske: In sharing information about her business, working with athletes who inspire children

Julie Napier:  Sharing information about her role in banking

Jonny Ball: Sharing his experience of serving in the army in Afghanistan

Phil Grace: Talking about his role in Health & Safety

Louise Couchman: Talking to the children about her job in Marketing.

If you think you could offer half an hour of your time, please contact Michelle Brett on 01933 623121 or email michellebrett@windmillprimary.net

One thought on “A Future Full of Possibilities at Windmill Primary

  • 17th July 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you to everyone who came to visit us, the children had a great week. We have received wonderful emails and comments about the warm welcome they received at Windmill and the fantastic engagement and behaviour shown by our children


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