Dreaming big: The children share their aspirations for the future
At Pilgrims, we are big believers that there is no limit to our ambitions. That’s why, as part of the Reception children’s autumn term topic ‘Me and My World’, we asked them to come to school dressed as what they would like to be when they grow up.
The day not only ignited their imagination but allowed them to share their dreams with their friends and teachers. They were also inspired by our parents who kindly visited the children to talk about the many different jobs they do; from teachers to doctors, from beauticians to paramedics, from dentists to pilots – they all talked so enthusiastically about their jobs, giving the children a little glimpse into what they might be when they grow up.
Here, Pilgrims’ Headteacher, Mrs Webster, reveals what the children chose and why.
A diverse range of dreams
All the children looked fantastic in their costumes. If anyone needed medical assistance, they could find all the doctors, nurses, dentists, and paramedics at Pilgrims.
I spoke with many of the children and asked them about their future aspirations. Their responses were wonderful and I am so proud of the way they shared their ambitions.
“I want to look after animals because I love them lots.”
One of the children shared their desire to care for animals. Dressed as a veterinarian, she proudly expressed her passion for our furry and feathered friends.
She said: “I want to look after animals because I love them lots.”
It was heartwarming to witness her enthusiasm for animals, which highlighted the significance of instilling empathy and compassion in our children.
“I’m a firefighter because they are brave and so am I.”
Several children were dressed up and ready to tackle the imaginary flames as they aspired to be firefighters.
When I asked one of the children why they chose to be a firefighter, they replied with confidence: “I’m a firefighter because they are brave, and so am I.”
The children’s strong self-belief and courage shows just how determined they are to follow their dreams.
“Can you guess what I am? I’m an astronaut and I will be going to the moon soon.”
One child entered the school dressed in a space suit, brimming with excitement.
They exclaimed: “Can you guess what I am? I’m an astronaut, and I will be going to the moon soon.”
They shared their dreams of exploring space, and it was wonderful to see how curious and eager they are to discover the world around us.
“I’m going to be a farmer when I grow up – I will grow vegetables and maybe have some cows or sheep.”
Dressed in his farmer’s attire, one child shared their dreams of cultivating the land and raising animals.
He said: “I’m going to be a farmer when I grow up – I will grow vegetables and maybe have some cows or sheep.”
At Pilgrims, we encourage children to explore their surroundings – and one way we do this is through planting fruits and vegetables. By nurturing plants in our school garden, I hope this child remembers the gardening club when he has his own successful farm.
All in all, this was a brilliant day for everyone at Pilgrims. Not only did it highlight how ambitious the children are – it showed the belief in their own potential.
At Pilgrims Pre-Prep, our supportive and nurturing environment empowers these children to embrace their dreams, to reach for the stars and achieve their goals.
We can’t wait to see the next generation of teachers, medics, explorers, scientists and more, flourish.