Aspirations' Day

Pebsham Primary Academy hold a Careers and Aspirations’ Day every two years.

Look out for details of our next Aspirations' Day in 2021!

Children, from every class, spend the morning learning about working life. Children thought about their dream careers and the qualities, qualifications and training needed in a variety of roles. In the afternoon, Pebsham pupils visited the Careers Fair in the School Hall.

At Pebsham, we feel that it is important to challenge our pupils to think ahead to their future. The Careers and Aspirations’ Day gives them a unique opportunity and supports our pupils to set themselves aspirational goals in life.

Last year, children had the opportunity to speak to a range of visitors with a variety of occupations including: a Dog Groomer, Police Officer, a Registrar, Specialist Engineer, Prison Warden, Ambulance Technician, Hair and Make-up artist for Media and Theatre, Shared Living Provider, a senior Learning and Development Consultant and even a Smile Coach.

Alison Purdy, a local artist, spoke to the children and shared some of her amazing beach art. It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to really appreciate the work and talents of a local artist; especially as her work links so beautifully with the beach learning which underpins our curriculum

The children were fascinated by the variety of careers on display as the Fair, they were able to ask questions from ‘what the role entails’ to ‘what inspired the visitor to choose that particular career’.

One pupil said, ‘I thought that the Fair was very helpful, fun and made me think about how jobs are not just for money. It is also about having interest in the job you are doing and having knowledge about the job you may be applying for.’

Another pupil explained, ‘I thought the Career fair was amazing, because not only did we get to do a range of activities, but the whole school came together to learn about what could be our future.’