At Kings Ash Academy Primary School in Paignton, the children recently celebrated ‘Dream Week’ by being visited by a wide range of fantastic, inspiring and motivating individuals. As children were exploring their aspirations, they were joined by Olympians, fire fighters, the RNLI, sports coaches, a musician and year 10 pupils from Paignton Community and Sports Academy.
The fun packed week began with local heroes from the fire department coming into school to talk to the children about the important role they have in the community. The children even got to have a look at one of the fire engines! This was followed by year 10 pupils from PCSA helping Year 3 and 4 pupils with their learning and sharing their insights from secondary school.
Tuesday saw the arrival of rugby player and sports coach George Fouche who shared the inspirational story of his career and life in a fantastic assembly and with individual classes. Wednesday morning was full of energy as Kings Ash were joined by aspiring 110 metre hurdler Joseph Hylton and Olympic 400 metre hurdler Rhys Williams who helped the children complete a range of activities as part of raising money for charity before Joseph answered children’s questions about his career so far. However, the fun didn’t stop there, as musician Leo GoldenChild visited to share his musical experiences with the children and led an emotional assembly about his life.
Thursday saw the arrival of another local hero from the RNLI. His workshops with different classes were inspiring and surprised the children with just how much they help the residents of Devon. The week was brought to a close with parents invited into school to share all of the fantastic activities and learning the children had undertaken.
Great fun was had by all and certainly the children learnt a lot about what you can achieve when you believe in yourself.
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