During Numeracy Week the pupils had the opportunity to meet a number of visitors. They met real people doing some very interesting jobs. The pupils prepared some excellent questions for our visitors to find out how important numeracy is in their careers.
Many of the visitors had very interesting stories of how they got to where they are today. These stories have inspired many of our pupils to 'reach for the stars' and be ambitious in their career ideas. All the visitors work and live locally showing the pupils that you can be 'what ever you want to be' and still remain in Wales.
They met our school secretary, Mrs Rowe. It was interesting to find out that many of the younger pupils thought she was a teacher. Now our pupils have a much clearer idea of her role and how numeracy is extremely important in keeping our school up to date and running smoothly every day.
Mr Brownbill, a pilot with Easyjet was kept busy with some very interesting and in depth questions. The pupils were keen to understand what he does and were impressed with the cockpit, all the dials, computer instruments and data that he has to deal with to keep us safe in the skies. I think we may have a few budding pilots with us now!
Ms Bunting from Natwest Bank opened up the pupils eyes to the importance of looking after your money, saving and budgeting. She spent some very valuable time with our Enterprise Team answering their questions and hearing their journey so far, we look forward to the next Enterprise Team venture.
Mrs Waters brought in some fascinating objects from her company Technovent. They make prosthetics for the NHS and hospitals around the world. They also have a second company that make many items for films and TV. Their products have been used in Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Holby City and Casualty. The pupils were enthralled!
May I thank our visitors for generously giving up their time to come in and inspire our pupils. I think they have definitely done that!
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