Prior Park pupils look into the future

Children at Tweedmouth Prior Park First School joined 300 schools across the UK on Friday as part of ActionAid's Big Me Day.

Friday, 21st October 2016, 8:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 2:37 pm
Tweedmouth Prior Park First School dressing up as what they want to be when they grow up as part of ActionAids Big Me schools fundraising initiative.

Pupils were allowed to dress up as what they want to be when they grow up and to explore their own aspirations.

There were policemen, firemen and footballers, scientists, bankers and rock stars to name but a few.

Children also wrote a letter to their future selves to open in 10 years’ time and learnt about children’s ambitions around the world, learning that some may not be able to realise their dreams because they are born into poverty.

Headteacher Pauline Molloy said: “All the children were really excited and we had a huge range of future careers on show, from astronauts to pilots. As a teacher I know that by giving a child an education you are giving them the opportunity to dream for a future they desire, however, there are millions of children around the world that don’t have that chance.

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“We hope that the money raised will go a long way to support ActionAid’s work changing young lives for good.”

The Big Me initiative is expected to raise £50,000 for ActionAid’s work around the world changing lives of the poorest, most disadvantaged children.

A spokesman at ActionAid UK said: “We are inspired by the children at Tweedmouth Prior Park First School who are exploring their own hopes and dreams while raising money to help other children around the world.”