“When I finish my work I help other people.” – CB
“Maths lessons are the best!” – SW
“I use an ipad to help me check my work.” – LF
“I want to stay in the EAL Class forever!” – AP
“Science is great because we get to do experiments.” – NC
“I love going on lots of trips.” – TR
“My teacher helps me when I don’t understand.” – AM
“I enjoy energy club because I play games with my friends.” – AS
“I like the reward trips, especially lazer tag!” – JC
“Maths is my best lesson because I like doing my times tables.” – KH
“I love EAL trips on the minibus.” – IL
“Netball club is good fun.” – SH
“I love school because I love learning!” – SG
“I like going to ‘Little Pears’ because its fun and I can play games.” – AB
“My teacher is the best teacher ever!” – FR
“The football team is great!” – SL

Ambitions Week

Welcome to Ambitions Week!  This is a week dedicated to giving our children an insight into the vast range of jobs available to them after leaving school.  We have a range of visitors – some of whom attended Hollymount as children – who have come to talk about their jobs, and the pathways they took to get there.  There are also numerous local trips taking place during the week.  The week started with an assembly when the children were asked to think about different careers and what they might like to be:

 

 

MONDAY

Visitors:

Sandra Hayes – HMI

“Its been lovely visiting the school.  I used to attend this school so its a trip down memory lane.”

“She told us that people can go from small jobs to more important ones, like she did.” LM Y5

“She showed us a photo from when she came to our school.  When she was little she used to pretend to teach her brother and her teddies.  I asked what she would have done if she couldn’t be a teacher – she said she would go on X-Factor!” TH Y3

The HMI inspector was the most inspirational person because she followed her dream all the time. LA Y5

The HMI inspector was inspirational because she was the only one who didn’t give up. When she failed some tests she studied even more so that she could be a teacher. MT Y5

“She didn’t do well in her exams the first time so she had to do them again so she could be a teacher like she wanted.” RN Y3

 

Debbie Pitts – Guide Dogs

“The dog was so lovely.” PM Y1

“The dogs help people who can’t see.” AN Y1

 

David Southall – Chaplain

“I liked meeting the chaplain best as he helps people.” SLC Y4

The chaplain was the most inspirational because he liked helping people and I want to work in a hospital to help people. PH Y5

“The chaplain was good.  He helps people who are in hospital and checks that they are ok.” LM Y5

The chaplain was interesting because his way of helping people is interesting and different. LA Y5

 

Sharon Sarkar – Midwife

“How do you keep the children so quiet?  Their behaviour is amazing!”

“The midwife was good because she helped me when I was born.  She showed us little plastic babies.” TH Y3

 

Tom Rimmer – Sports Development Officer

“I saw the man from Perdiswell this morning.  He said they help people with disabilities to do sports.” CM Y6

“He said that EVERYONE can do sports.  I agree with him, I love sports, especially football.” RC Y5

 

Police and Police Cadets

“I really liked meeting the police.  I got to try on a police hat and jacket.” MJ Y4

The police were interesting because there are lots of different jobs that they can have. CK Y5

“I learnt that the police do lots of different jobs, they don’t just arrest people.” RC Y5

“I liked the police best because they showed us lots of their things.  I tried on the belt and the jacket.”  RN Y3

The police were inspirational because they talked about what they carry, how they cope with situations and the different vehicles. SC Y5

 

Trips:

Asda – Year 2

“We went to Asda.  We went in the freezer and saw the food.” JT Y2

“We saw the freezer which was as big as half a classroom!  They stored food in there.  It was really cold.  It was a good trip.” LL Y2

“We saw the bakery.  It was cool because there was a machine that flattens the dough.  When I’m older I would like to work in Asda so I can earn money and do lots of different jobs.” PT Y2

 

TUESDAY

Visitors:

Fortis

“Year 2 are a great group.  I hope they got a lot out of it, I know I did!”

“I think I’d like to go into housing when I leave school.” SLC Y6

 

Lucy – School Nurse

“She started being a nurse when she was 18.” DP Y2

“If you want to be a nurse you can be with children or old people.” RC Y2

 

Jake & Isobel – HOW College

“They told us about the college and apprenticeships.  I want to do one of them so I can get some money.” SC Y5

“They seemed really nice.  I learned that going to college helps get you jobs.  I want to be a businessman.” CP Y6

 

Jo Brace – Whitbread

“I got some great questions from Y6.  I was quite surprised really given their age.”

“I liked hearing all the things Jo Brace said,” NV Y3

“She was interesting because she started washing dishes and then got higher and higher.  Now she’s a manager.” SH Y6

“I found it interesting when she talked about her favourite hotel.” SH Y3

“I found it interesting learning about the flood in the hotel.” TS Y3

 

Gil Fox – Milliner

“I liked it when she told us about the hats and let us try them on.” BP Y3

I liked it when we tried the hats on….. I might start making hats for dogs and cats in the future.” LD Y3

 

Hannah Orme – Police

“She answers 101, non emergency calls, such as if there was a burglary but no-one was hurt.  I think it sounds a good job.” OP Y6

I learnt what skills she needs to do her job: social and listening skills, a clear voice and good teamwork.” AP Y6

The most inspirational was the lady who took the 101 calls because she keeps trying different jobs to find the one that suits her best. NP Y5

 

Lorry/Trucking

“Its so big!  It looks scary but I really want a go!” AV YR

 

Trips:

Worcester Race Course – Year 3

“It was fun because we got to go on the balcony and see the horse racing field.  It was a good trip.” LML Y3

We learnt about the history of the race course.  It was really interesting because there were more than 95 stables and the field was massive.  We learnt about the different things which happen there: cooking, bonfire night, meetings, horse races and other races. TS Y3

 

Mazak – Year 5

“At Mazak, we found out about various machines which help create items we use everyday, for example, magnets for the bottoms of bottles.” CJ Y6

 

WEDNESDAY

Visitors:

Charlotte – Dog’s Trust

“We learnt about how they look after dogs – there are people there all the time, they do day and night shifts.  Some of their dogs come from other countries.” AH Y4

 

 

Seb Amos – Engineer

“He was funny! He got us to think about what we would invent.  He invented a computer which couldn’t be broken by a hammer!” CB Y2

 

CAD Drawings

“They showed us photos of buildings they had designed.” DT Y4

“The buildings they drew were amazing!  They did some designs for our school playground.” AM Y2

“They told us about drawings buildings, like schools and towers.  The man wanted to design an igloo!” CB Y2

 

Heather Sharp – Staff Nurse

“She talked about the hospital and showed us resuscitation dolls.  She showed us how to do CPR and I had a go.” RS Y4

“We pressed on the bodies.  It was good!” TH Y5

“I liked it because she told us about her job and she looks after very poorly people.” TM Y3

“I liked it because she showed us how to do CPR.  It was funny because you pinch the nose.” NV Y3

 

Annie Amos – Piano Tuner

“I liked the piano tuner because she showed us what was inside a piano and she showed us the difference between a tuned and an untuned piano.  At the end we got to play the piano a bit.  The lady was really good at playing the piano and so was Mrs Train!” DNC Y6

 

RSPCA

“They bought us a toy dog in a special box and we had to say what dogs needed, like water, food and love.  It was really good, I’m glad they came.” LC Y2

 

Trips:

Co-Op Travel – Year 4

“We had to be trip advisors and customers.  We recommended holidays to Canada and Tenerife.  They were very expensive!” AJL Y4

“We saw different currencies from around the world.” CB Y4

 

THURSDAY

Visitors:

Worcester Community Trust

“He was interesting – I learnt about his job which is a photographer for Worcester Community Trust.  He also filmed a football goal which went viral all over the world!” SWB Y6

“I liked the part when he told me my dream of being as astronaut is a good thing!” SH Y3

“I liked it when Richard was telling me he wanted to be a policeman when was 10, because I want to be a policeman too.” HTS Y3

 

mARGARET eBUBEDIKE – pOSTGRADUATE rESEARCHer

“She told us a story about a girl called Fifi.  Her teacher told her she needed to think about what she wanted to be for careers day.  Fifi didn’t know what she wanted to be so she had a sleep and dreamed about being a police officer in a small town.  Her mum told her that she should follow her heart and be what she wanted to be.” LG Y3

 

mRS rOBERTS – aCCOUNTANT

“I liked meeting the accountant because she talked about all the paperwork she does.” NV Y3

“I enjoyed hearing about how she started her job.” BP Y3

 

FRIDAY

Visitors:

Mike Martins – Cyber Security

 

Inspire Workshops

 

Careers Fayre