Bohunt School hosted its annual ‘Heroes Day’ on Wednesday 20 June. The event is designed to present opportunities to students to widen their horizons after leaving school.This year, every Year 9 student took part. Representatives from nine organisations were invited, each providing insight into an area of professional ‘heroic’ work, whether that be investigating a crime scene with the Royal Military police, virtual reality welding with REME or an audience with the Chelsea Pensioners.
The students showed great appreciation and respect for the women and men who demonstrate excellent service daily.
Neil Strowger, Headteacher, said:
‘Heroes Day is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn about a variety of careers. They learn an enormous amount from hands-on, powerful demonstrations from the local services. This annual event is a real highlight of the school year. We are proud of all the students involved today and hope it has inspired them for the future.’
Ginny Green Head of Events and Careers:
‘This year, as every year, Heroes Day has been a tremendous success. Our aim is to provide our students with the best possible experience and understanding of all types of people who may constitute a hero, from frontline forces to ex-drug addicts who have overcome their addiction. Every guest provides a unique experience for our students to engage with over the course of the day. And we know from feedback from our amazing visitors that they thoroughly enjoyed the day, found our students to be respectful, willing and motivated and have already committed to attending next year!’
Immi in Y9 said:
‘The whole day was thoroughly enjoyable. I appreciate the school giving me the opportunity to meet these amazing people.’