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Careers and Aspirations

We are lucky here at Seaton St Paul's C of E Junior School to host a range of visitors to find out more about what their jobs entail and hear how they worked hard to achieve their dreams. Sometimes we even go on visits to see people in their places of work. Below are some examples of the visitors that we have welcomed.

Year 6 had the chance to speak to some NHS nurses, paramedics and occupational therapists as well as look in a paramedic car and learn how to bandage and use stethoscopes. They got to explore the contents of the paramedic car and CPR was demonstrated using a dummy. They were also given a talk on the different jobs within the NHS.

We were visited by HMP Manchester Community Team alongside our PCSO. It was a fun-filled day and the children were reminded how to keep safe in our ever-changing world and that our actions have consequences.

Helen Haraldsen visited school along with a fell pony. Helen is a local children's author and the fell pony was the inspiration for one of her books. The children were able to spend time with the pony before they took part in a workshop where Helen expressed her love of reading and how she became an author.

We would like to say a big thank you to Sue Hayman MP for leading our assembly. As shadow environment secretary, she answered the children' questions on plastic pollution and climate change as well as informing them what an MP's job entails.

We had a historian from Tullie House in school to tell us all about the range of artefacts they have and what they have to do to look after them which is part of a historian's job. He also talked about the range of jobs that you can do in a museum.

Year 6 visited Old Trafford football stadium whilst on their residential. They learned about the different jobs in sport and what it takes to become a journalist or a footballer.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the careers talk given by Mr Wright. He told them about the range of jobs that he has had, how they have helped to shape him as a person and what qualities different jobs require. He also talked about the importance of sports and hobbies throughout your life and how attending a range of clubs can help to develop values such as perseverance, courage and trust.