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Exploring New Horizons: Inspiring Visits and Educational Adventures in Primary education
  • Primary Matters
Claire Lambert

Primary education serves as the foundation upon which a child's worldview is built. While classroom lessons offer valuable knowledge, there's a unique power in firsthand experiences. Inviting inspiring visitors exposes students to diverse perspectives, cultures, and professions. A scientist sharing tales of exploration ignites a passion for discovery, while a local artist instils an appreciation for creativity. These encounters broaden horizons, fostering empathy, understanding, and respect for the world beyond the classroom walls.

In a recent highlight for Form 3, we had the privilege of hosting Maiwenn Beadle, the intrepid captain leading explorations of the Arctic and Guillaume Duclaux, a distinguished Geologist and researcher from the University of Cote d'Azur. 

For many students, the Arctic exists as a distant land in textbooks, far removed from their everyday experiences. As Maiwenn Beadle shared her journey from aspiring explorer to seasoned captain, she imparted more than just knowledge; she instilled a sense of possibility. Her message was clear: with passion, perseverance, and a willingness to embrace challenges, anything is possible. From aspiring scientists to future adventurers, Maiwenn's visit empowered our students to set sail towards their dreams, undeterred by the unknown. Maiwenn's visit also serves as a powerful inspiration for girls, showcasing firsthand that with determination and passion, they too can commandeer ships and lead daring expeditions as captains, breaking gender barriers and paving the way for future generations of female explorers.

inspiring visits and educational adventures

In a school where curiosity is nurtured and exploration is encouraged, the recent visit of Guillaume Duclaux, transported our students to the icy expanse of the Antarctic, where towering glaciers and ancient landscapes hold secrets of Earth's geological history. Guillaume's expertise in Antarctic research provided a fascinating glimpse into one of the most remote regions on Earth, enriching our students' educational journey in profound ways. For our students, Guillaume's visit served as a powerful reminder that science is not confined to laboratory walls but is a dynamic and exhilarating pursuit that unfolds in the world around us. His tales of braving extreme conditions, conducting fieldwork in remote locations, and collaborating with international teams underscored the adventurous spirit that lies at the heart of scientific inquiry.

Together, these experiences inspired students to delve deeper into the mysteries of the Polar Regions, fostering a sense of wonder and exploration that will continue to fuel their curiosity for years to come.


Claire Lambert
Primary Teacher

  • Primary