The purpose of Aspirations Day is to give our children the opportunity to discuss some of the options available to them when they finish school/college. The children are given the chance to talk to colleges and universities, as well as some people from selected professions. Widening aspirations is important to help children (and parents) to believe that their own actions and effort can help to improve attainment and self-belief. Although the children are of a young age, the early years of a child’s life is key when developing aspirations.
Headfield Junior School's 4th Aspirations Day took place in July with 150 Year 6 children working with visitors from a range of professions and further educational establishments.
The morning in July saw the children taking part in workshops with Wakefield College, Ramsden's Solicitors, SCITT Teacher Training and a biomedical scientist to name a few. The afternoon was spent in a convention style event where children were able to speak to representatives from different areas of work and education. Away from the convention, children took part in games, researching jobs and discussing the skills they have.
We give a big thank you to the following for giving up their day for the children of Headfield and making the day possible:
University of Leeds
O2 Mobile Phone Shop
Westborough High School
Selfies Salon (Health & Beauty)
Dog Den Grooming Salon
Thornhill Community Academy
Locala Nursing & Midwifery Team
NHS Biomedical Scientist
Heckmondwike Grammar School