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Food for thought – inspiring career journeys shared at Crosscanonby St John’s C or E Primary School

Schools out! just time for one last Aspiration Session before the holidays begin.

Our business volunteers this week were Matthew Davidson who was a past pupil of the school in fact it was 10 years to the day he’d left! He’s now studying for a degree in Nuclear Engineering with Sellafield Ltd and volunteers as a STEM ambassador, a real inspiration to the children.

Nicola Myers also joined us, her dream was to be a vet, she ended up studying Equestrian Business Management and managed Newton Rigg College Equine department. After a variety of other jobs, Nicola put her energy into setting up her own business, Fruit & Veg Box Company. She’s passionate about offering good value fresh fruit and veg without all the plastic. All the children and the business volunteers got a chance to taste the fruit first hand. It’s hard work but she’s been able to fit it in around her family and her other interests which include open water swimming in the Lakes. The children had great fun trying on some googles she’d brought in.

The business volunteers along with Melanie Wheatley from the Primary Business Partnership spent time in smaller groups interviewing the children and discussing the pictures they’d drawn of their dream job. This was also a chance for the children to interview the volunteers and cross examine them on all their successes and disappointments that led them to where they are now.
A fantastic end to a busy term full of career related learning, inspiring sessions and plenty of dreams.

Thanks to everyone, have a super summer!

Now where was that beach?

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