A helping hand

Hayeswood First School held a 'People Who Help Us' day, pupils enjoyed dressing up and learning about the helpful occupations.

Hayeswood First School held a ‘People Who Help Us’ day, pupils enjoyed dressing up and learning about the helpful occupations.

For six weeks youngsters from one Dorset first school have been learning about all the professionals that help people.

The reception class at Hayeswood First School in Wimborne have received visits from police officers, firefighters, a lollypop lady and even a vicar.

And their topic culminated in a dressing-up day when they got to come to school dressed as their chosen community helper.

Executive headteacher, Andrew Turrall, said: “This has been a fantastic topic, which wouldn’t have been possible without so much support in our local community.

“Our children were lucky to receive so many visitors in that time who were able to share an insight into what it is like to work in jobs that are all about helping and serving people.

“We had visits from police officers, firefighters, a lollypop lady, paramedics, a soldier, a dental hygienist and a vicar.

“The police, firefighters and paramedics even brought their vehicles along for the children to explore.”

Hayeswood First School held a 'People Who Help Us' day, pupils enjoyed dressing up and learning about the helpful occupations.

Hayeswood First School held a ‘People Who Help Us’ day, pupils enjoyed dressing up and learning about the helpful occupations.

In the classroom the children at the Wimborne Academy Trust school also got to learn about the RNLI using model boats, designed road safety maps, used puppets to identify community helpers and recorded what they had learned in journals.

Liz West, CEO of Wimborne Academy Trust, said: “We very much pride ourselves at our schools for bringing learning to life.

“This was a fantastic topic for our very youngest children to enjoy and I am sure many of them have been inspired on what they would like to be when they grow up.”

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