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Dreamcatcher Assemblies

Catching dreams at St Luke’s Primary

‘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! (admin@st-lukes.islington.sch.uk)

Our latest Dreamcatcher

 

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."

 

Other recent Dreamcatchers 

 

Victoria Lloyd, Senior Producer, BBCVictoria 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."

Dreamcatcher Assemblies 2016-2017

 

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