‘Reaching higher than I dreamed, becoming the person that I want to be,
doing the best I can for the world and for me.’
Dreamcatcher assemblies on a Wednesday morning are a favourite feature of life at St Luke’s. Speakers from all walks come in to share their stories, giving them a sense of the many opportunities open to them in the world beyond school.
We find many of our Dreamcatchers through www.inspiringthefuture.org. Our school proudly hosted the launch of Primary Futures three years ago!
Could you be our next Dreamcatcher? If you can spare half an hour to inspire our pupils, we would love to hear from you! (email@example.com)
Sonia Chadni went to our school, all the way from Nursery to Year 6! She's now in her final year at Brunel University, studying Law.
"This school has really good connections. I got to visit Slaughter and May and I said to myself: I want to be a lawyer in a firm like this! Later I spent a week there on placement. It's really important to get work experience, from as early as you can.
"If you've gone to this school you can apply for a grant from the St Luke's Trust to help you through university. That's been amazing: I don't think I would have got such good grades without that help."
Victoria Lloyd is a senior producer at the BBC.
"I help people put together comedy programmes for TV and radio. We aim to make people laugh!
"The best thing about my job is that it's really fun. Also, I help develop young people just starting their careers; that's really exciting.
"There's no specific qualification for what I do, but you have to really like comedy. At university I helped put on lots of shows. Then I came back to London and worked at a comedy club, so I got lots of great experience.
"The BBC make the most comedy programmes in the country, so if you like comedy it's a great place to work.
"I've worked on Just a Minute, The News Quiz, The Now Show and lots of other shows. Just a Minute is probably my favourite."
Tom Mitchell, Team GB Rugby 7s Captain, Silver medallists at Rio Olympics 2016
John Walters, Pearly King of Finsbury
Nick Carter, adventurer and explorer
Pete Nicholas, Minister, Inspire London
Alan Myler PC, Safer Schools Police Officer
Rupa Lakhani, Widening Participation Projects, City University
Stephen Walshe & Cindy Zheng, Fortune Kindergarten, Shanghai
Linda Donaldson, Administrator, Natural Success Academy
Luiz Ribeiro, BJJ instructor and Founder, London Fight Factory
Ali Gillum, Head of Community, the eleven
Polly Miles, Solicitor, PwC UK
Peter Taylor, jeweller and Director, Goldsmiths’ Centre
Lauren Redfern, Widening Participation Officer, City University
Elaine Clarke, Centre Manager, Children’s Services, Cardfields
Francesca Gambatesa, illustrator
Gary Bolister, London black cab driver
Brian Leslie, Canadian lumber consultant
Brian Dowling, specialist photographic printer
Rory Peters, Area Manager, Regus plc
Richard Ware, satellite engineer
Nya Rendell Young, St Luke’s graduate and scholarship student, Sherborne School for Girls
Laurence Reeves, forester and Conservation Director, Capitol Land Trust, Olympia, WA, USA