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Premier for a day: here’s what I’d do

On the morning of Friday, October 23, students from Purvis Primary learnt about a variety of careers.

The lower school came to school dressed as community workers and received a visit from Ashley, the owner of Ashley's Lemonade.

Ashley spoke to the students about her entrepreneurship and disclosed how she used literacy and mathematics in her business.

In addition, she generously gave each student and teacher a complimentary large cup of her delicious lemonade along with a lemon to remind them that they are powerful and capable of reaching their dreams.

As well as an inspiring visit from Ashley's Lemonade, the Hamilton town crier, Ed Christopher, paid the students a visit. Mr Christopher enthusiastically spoke about his career being a town crier and explained how he uses maths, literacy and sound work ethics in his career.

Following Ashley and Mr Christopher's presentations, the lower school students pranced around the school field showcasing their community worker costumes for all to see.

During the lower school's career exploration experience, the upper school had the opportunity to leave the school premises to visit and observe community workers in action. Each upper school class visited a facility. The students toured their designated facility and learnt about various careers within it.

The facilities visited were The Royal Gazette, Hamilton Police Station, Bermuda Veterinarian, Advanced Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, and Conyers Dill & Pearman.

The students were encouraged to write about how literacy, maths and work ethics were used in the careers that they learnt about.

Primary 5, Ms Camille Edness and students, joined us at The Royal Gazette for a tour.

Young Observer took the opportunity to ask the eight-year-olds and nine-year-olds what they would do if they were Premier for the day, and their responses were as diverse as their career aspirations.

Here are some of the student's responses.

• Deyori White, 8: “I would like to get rid of the smoke from buses.”

• Lucas Lightbourne, 9: “I would make wires go underground for telephones.”

• Arrianna Packwood-Darrell, 8: “I would make money and then give it to the poor people. I would make fishermen stop throwing plastic bags on to the beach or in the water so that animals don't eat them.”

• Dachay Paynter-Wade, 8: “I would make a school garden.”

• Ni'Asia Pitcher, 8: “I would clean up Bermuda and help poor people that don't have food.”

• Azaiya Russell-Smith, 9: “I would keep Bermuda clean and safe.”

• Troy Wade, 9: “I would create new jobs. Make roads wider for buses to go up. I would allow children to play Minecraft and PlayStation instead of lunch play.”

• Akino Darrell (TN Tatem), 13: “I would make more places for tourists to visit and more space for cars and buses so we wouldn't sit in traffic.”

Learning about careers: the students during their tour of The Royal Gazette, Jazarah Codrington-Edmead, Sachin Derosa, Joao Desa, Lucas Lightbourne, Zha-Lei Looby, Arrianna Packwood-Darrell, Dachay Paynter-Wade, Ni'Asia Russell-Smith, Troy Wade, Deyori White, Shavontay Vickers (TN Tatem), Akino Darrell (TN Tatem)

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Published November 05, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated November 04, 2015 at 3:11 pm)

Premier for a day: here’s what I’d do

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