The children of Years 4 & 5 were treated to an absolutely inspirational talk this morning from the adventurer and explorer Charlie Walker who gave an illustrated account of his 4 year bicycle trip to the farthest points of Asia, Europe and Africa. They heard about the perils of travelling through the snowy wastes of Tibet, the perils of becoming bogged down in the mud of the Congo, the joys of almost becoming a cowboy, the warmth and companionship of the peoples of Iran and Afghanistan, of being mistaken for Jesus, of finding the strength and determination to follow one’s dreams and dare to succeed. It has left the children brimming with enthusiasm and curiosity. Watch out for a renewed can-do attitude from the children of St George’s!
One of our budding astronomers, Jamie P, has been presented with an award by the National Schools Observatory for his image of the spiral galaxy M74. He received a wonderful canvas print of his picture and a certificate which were given to him in assembly this week. What an amazing accolade!
We were really pleased to welcome Mr Pedro Baptista to our Assembly this morning. He gave a most inspiring talk on his exciting career in engineering and the offshore gas and oil projects he has been involved in throughout the world. His key message was clear to everyone: Engineering is not rocket science, but rocket science IS engineering!