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Aspirations 2021

Every year we run a programme known as ‘aspirations’ which aims to give children the chance to hear from people in variety of careers. The idea is to inspire our pupils with everyday stories of how people got into their chosen career and what their day-to-day job looks like.

We ask the children what careers they are interested in and we like to invite people from all over the world to chat with us.

We started today with our first Aspirations chat.

Gareth Dixon works in Saudi Arabia on the BAE Systems Eurofighter Typhoon as an Engineering Manager. He took the time to talk to Class 4; to explain some of the technical difficulties of his job, and how he (kind of) followed in his father’s footsteps. Class 4 asked some great questions too – they wondered about the ‘highlight of his career’ – ‘what the hardest bit of his job was’ – and, of course, what the weather is like!

It was a great opportunity for the children to hear about an interesting and varied career – and they really enjoyed the Google Earth tour of Saudi Arabia! We’re looking forward to our next Aspirations talk.