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Greenfields Primary School & Nursery

Greenfields Primary School and Nursery stands proud as an oasis in the community where every child has the right to succeed and feel proud of their individual achievements.

Apprentice Day

On Tuesday, Greenfields hosted its annual Apprentice Day. The children chose from a range of careers from the RAF to barrister, baker to personal trainer, builder to refereeing. We were absolutely delighted to welcome so many trades and careers into the school, including one of the biggest employers in the area: Weetabix in Burton Latimer. What a choice the children had and lots of fun to boot! As an extra special treat for the school, Weetabix even made us a special box of Weetabix with our name on it! We are always so grateful for everyone who volunteers, who give up their time to support this very special day. here's a full of list:

  • Police
  • Weetabix
  • Media Studies
  • Basketballer
  • Art Therapist
  • RAF
  • Plaster Cast technician
  • Orchestra
  • Barrister
  • Childcare
  • Personal Trainer
  • Baker
  • Builder
  • Referee
  • Fire
  • Today 17 very lucky children visited Busy Bees nursery as part of apprentice day. They spent the day learning about childcare on the job! Each child was paired up with a pre-schooler who they spent the day taking care of in the incredible forest area at Busy Bees. Our children made us proud with their maturity, manners, responsibility and their brilliant sense of fun.  Many of them came back saying they are definitely going to pursue a career in childcare. We are so grateful to Lucy Jakeways and her amazing team for our very inspiring day. 
  • Grasshoppers welcomed a plumber into nursery for Apprentice Day! They had the chance to learn about what a plumber does and try out different plumbing activities. They did rubber duck races and put together some pipes to see how water would flow through them.

    This week Ladybirds made paper aeroplanes for apprentice day. They looked at magic pictures with torches that made the buildings look like they stuck out of the paper.


    The children got to choose where to spend the day to learn about different jobs from some lovely visitors. The children who spent the day in Excellent Elephants met Sarah, who is a plaster cast technician at the hospital. They learnt all about the bones in the human body and what happens if you have broken a bone. Sarah even applied a cast to all of the children's arms! 
  • This week Year One had an amazing apprentice day session with a real life basketball player, Dane Carr. He taught the group all about the lifestyle of an athlete and helped us learn some physics involved in basketball. They all had turns at having matches and coaching each other. Everyone loved getting involved. They even learnt how to spin the ball on their fingers!
  • What a peaceful day! We had a lovely day working with art therapist Sophie Bryce. She lead us through some mindfulness and many wonderful activities. Sophie taught us about how our brain works and some fantastic ways to look after our mental health. We loved exploring how music made us feel and drawing our visions of the tune.