Aspirational Visitors and Speakers
Cathy Nickell came to talk to the children about the journey she took to become a chartered structural engineer. Cathy spoke about her early interest in buliding computer games, and the children loved telling her about creating amazing buildings in Minecraft. She was also able to explain to the children how she is currently working on the new construction of the West Pier and Hastings Library.
We are delighted to be working with Bike-it-Ben at Peter Gladwin, helping even more of our pupils to be able to cycle for fun, and to and from school. As well as holding assemblies and Bike-It Fix-it Days, Ben has helped children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with 'Off Your Stabilisers and On Your Bike!' sessions, in which lots of our pupils successfully managed the transition to cycling without stabilisers. Peter Gladwin also now has its very own Bike Club.
Dr Kamal Patel, a consultant at the Alex hospital in Brighton joined us in one of our Monday assemblies. He spoke to the children about the journey he took in becoming a doctor, then consultant. The children had lots of interesting questions to ask, and we are now lucky enough to have Dr Patel as one of our school governors.
One of Mrs Harrison's ex-pupil's Asadi came to speak to KS2 about the voluntary work he carried out, working with refugee children in the Calais Refugee camps. He explained that many of the children were not living with their families, and were therefore very vulnerable. He helped by collecting donations of clothes, trainers, educational equipment etc.
The paramedics who attended the incident last year came in to lead an assembly. They spoke about being a paramedic, their hopes and dreams when they were children, and the journeys they have taken to become paramedics.
Y6 Children spent a morning at the University of Brighton. Student ambassadors took the children on a tour of the university. In groups, the children took photos on iPads and put together their first impressions of university. The children also asked lots of questions throughout the morning about what it was like to be a student at the university.