On the 9th of June, Ranelagh played host to over 30 professionals including State Street Global Advisors, ELBA (East London Business Alliance) and members of the Home Office, who volunteered their time to speak to and inspire the children of our school. Sharing insight about their jobs and different careers, they answered an abundance of questions from bright-eyed and eager children, curious to learn about what it takes to be a fire fighter, or a police officer, or even a financial advisor!
The children enjoyed discussing career paths and the requirements needed to attain certain jobs, as well as the in's and out's of so many different professions. Leaving the event inspired, Malachi in 6T8 commented, “It has inspired me and helped me to decide what I want to do in the future. I’ve really enjoyed speaking to so many adults about their jobs and I’m fascinated to know more.”
The professionals that volunteered their time also enjoyed helping the children. Roisin Cormack, an officer from Bike It Plus, shared “This really helps children and gives them a chance to find out about jobs they didn’t even know existed” and Jane Fernandes, a Physio and Beauty Therapist added “any chance we have to speak and share information about our jobs to young minds is a blessing.”
Futures Day at Ranelagh was yet another tremendous success and we would like to say an enormous thank you to those who volunteered their time to come and speak to the children. Thank you and well done Ranelagh!
By: Sumana 6T5 and Moses 5T9