Special visitors inspire Accrington pupils to dress up and think about careers

A wave of inspiration swept through a school which welcomed a group of successful professionals who shared their motivational stories and life journeys to pupils as part of their Aspiration Week.

Woodnook Primary School in Accrington held the event between June 19 and June 21 as part of their ongoing initiative to inspire and motivate pupils by connecting them with successful individuals from their community.

Among the visitors were the former MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden, Sara Britcliffe, the CEO from LET Education Trust Academy, Steve Campbell, and the owner of Jasmine Porsches, Jonathon Hyam.

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Community Support Officers, optical assistants and firefighters also attended the event along with many other professionals from different fields.

Headteacher Catherine MacMahon said: “Their stories of perseverance, determination and success left a lasting impression on the young audience, fostering dreams and igniting the belief that they too can achieve greatness.

“The children were engaged and were held spellbound by the real-life stories of these professionals and the children’s questions were searching and well researched.”

On the final day of the event, pupils came to school dressed as a career they would like to do in the future including a police officer, beautician, air hostess, doctor, builder, scientist, footballer, Quran teacher and occupational therapist.

Staff also joined in and wore some creative outfits representing a career.

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