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Mrs Muller's Dental Speech

Monday 30th September


This week in Reach for the Stars, a dentist called Mrs Muller came and told us about her life. She was born in Johannesburg, located in South Africa, and we found that very interesting. 


She began by giving us a quiz and we found out some amazing facts about how much sugar is in our diet! She told us about how much sugar there is in fizzy drinks.

Pepsi- 10 teaspoons 

Lucozade-17 teaspoons 

A packet of crisp-half a teaspoon


When she was little, she moved around a lot, and when she was seven years old she went to Dublin and Abedeen. Wow! That’s a lot of places. She was always the new girl wherever she went, and when she was little she craved to be a dentist and endeavour to achieve good grades. She was a hard working girl who was always trying her best to do the right thing. Her mum and dad were very encouraging and always helped her when she was stuck. Even though she was at the bottom of the grades in maths, she worked her way to the top, with hard work, perseverance and resilience. 


Later in her life, she qualified as a dentist in training, in a university in Glasgow. She often felt homesick, as she missed her parents dearly. When she did, her parents would always call, to comfort her and she would always get that warm feeling in her heart, and she knew her parents were supporting her. Six years later, she qualified as a professional dentist and she was so shocked that she could have burst into tears that very second.


We very much enjoyed Mrs Muller’s speech and appreciated her hard- work, and showed us whatever is impossible is possible. We learnt that you should never give up, and if you believe in yourself, you will succeed thankyou Mrs Muller for your inspiring speech.

Monday 7th October


This week in Reach for the stars we had a visitor called Simon Campbell Skelling. He was a community cohesion worker at Kirklees Council.  He lived in Chester for quite a while and found that Chester was the place where he belonged. Simon studied German, English and business studies at A level. He told us he was the first person to go to university in his family, and without realizing which job he wanted to get, he accepted a job doing office and administration work.  He did not enjoy this much. Thinking that he should do something that he really loved, he did some volunteering on archaeologist digs, and found that he really enjoyed this job. He once dug up part of a precious roman pot. It was probably over a thousand years old! 


Simon did a master in heritage management (which means to look after the museums). The museum he worked at was called The Tank Museum, which was very huge (it must have been to squeeze in all those tanks). Simon got given a helmet when he left his job at the museum. The museum workers gave him the personalized helmet to show their gratitude towards him. He also explained to us that he has helped organise lots of local events. One of these is called the Zombies Climate Change Festival. At this festival, people would dress up as zombies and walk around Leeds town collecting money to donate to the poor and needy. Simon taught us not to rush into things, think about what you want to do, then act. He also showed us that it is ok to change your job if you do not enjoy what you do. He inspired us with all the charity work that he has done. Thank you Simon.



( Mrs Jogee)

This week in Reach for the Stars, Mrs Jogee came and told us about her adventures climbing Mount Snowdon. She quoted, “It was an amazing achievement, and with the help of her husband and relatives she achieved her goal and climbed Mount Snowdon.” The reason she climbed Mount Snowdon is because she wanted to raise money for her grandfathers remembrance. She left at six a.m and as soon as she stepped out of the coach it started to rain. Luckily they were informed that it would rain, so they brought waterproof jackets. The Mountain was at least, 1085m high, and gradually as they climbed further up, there was scarcely enough air to inhale the oxygen. They stopped for a quick break in the cafeteria, and had lunch near a lake that was caved around the mountain. They drank the water, which they were sat around. They reached the top of the mountain at 4pm, and it took them 4 and a half hours to get back down. She told us that the view was amazing ,and the crisp air filled her lungs. The lavish scenery made her persevere and continue her journey up the mountains.


 Her great perseverance got her to the top, and with great power and courage from her relatives and husband she achieved her goal and touched the trigpoint (which is a great achievement)  especially when the mountain was very rocky. Apparently there was supposed to be a path but it was invisible to their vision. She was very pleased she reached the top, and she hoped to do a different challenge like this again.

The advice she gave us was to carry on and never give up. If you put your mind to it you will achieve anything. Whatever is impossible is possible if you believe in yourself.


Thank you Mrs Jogee. From Year 6



( Mr Sherrard)                                              


This week in Reach For The Stars an amazing teacher from Upper Batley High School, came and told us about his journey from Ireland to England. His inspiration wasart. His mum was very supportive, when it came to career and studies and she was always there when he needed her. He was educated as a day boy at boarding school, and sometimes he came on the weekends to take his friends out. He studied at an art college, to improve his art and painting. Whilst he was at art college, he learnt how to illustrate books and comics. Following this, Mr Sherrard worked in Enniskillen (a place in Ireland) selling his pictures, where so many people admired his wonderful paintings and drawings. Further on in his life he went to a prison to teach art class and he mentioned that the prisoners were very kind and gentle.  They were even well behaved! He worked at the prison for two whole years! (I would be really scared with so many people who got in trouble). After a few years he went to Leeds Beckett university to graduate in DT. He went to the hospital were his mum worked, to have some work experience. Unfortunately he was put into a morchery where they keep dead bodies. He had a very successful life and eventually he found a job at Batley boys high school where he became an art teacher plus an assistant head teacher. The advice he gave us was: “When there are opportunities in your life you should always take them.”


 ( by Year 6)

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