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A Visit from Dr Waheed Arian

We had a very special guest in school today: Dr. Waheed Arian.

Dr. Arian came to talk to pupils in Years 4-6 about how, as a teenage boy, he came to England to seek refuge on account of the war in Afghanistan.  He talked about his dream to become a doctor, what inspired this dream and the determination that led him to succeed.  He also talked about the charity that he has set up (Teleheal) – a charity that provides support and guidance to doctors in countries at war.

The visit was filmed by the BBC as they are making a documentary about the work that Dr Arian is doing.

The children were highly engaged.  They got to speak to Dr. Arian’s nephews in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul.  They also asked lots of really interesting questions to Dr. Arian about his life and work.

We feel privileged to have had Dr. Arian into school.  He was a great inspiration for the children, with this best summed up by something he said during his talk: “Dream big. Work hard. Be determined.”

Children in Need

On Friday we raised money for Children in Need. We had such a great day thanks to our head boy, head girl and their deputies. We all came to school in our pyjamas and onesies and took part in a range of activities such as colouring and poster competitions, cake sales and a raffle to win a Pudsey bear.

In the afternoon we all gathered together in the big hall for the main event…throwing cream pies at the teachers! One child from each class had their name selected at random and they were then invited up to throw a cream pie at their teacher! Some of the children demonstrated their excellent hand-eye coordination with their great shots!

We had such a good day and raised £257.75 for Children in Need!


Here are some of the pictures from the day…