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February 2019

  • Gobi Ranganathan- Latest Dream Catcher

    Published 20/02/19

    Roebuck Academy was proud to host their latest Dream Catcher assembly, Gobi Ranganathan. Gobi inspired the children when he talked  about his numerous achievements in the world of Para sports, and in particular badminton, where he has had a huge amount of success over the years, including winning British, European and World medals in his sport. But it hasn't always been plain sailing for Gobi as he talked about his hard journey to achieve  his success including having to overcome illness, injury and over 30 operations during his prestigious career. Not only that but he mentioned how he has had to be stubborn in his approach to training and in the way he has had to show determination to continue trying to improve in his sport, especially with limited funding.  One highlight of his career was being a torch bearer at the 2012 London Olympics and he mentioned that he still harbours ambitions to compete at the next Olympics in Tokyo. Gobi 's nugget of wisdom to the children was to, "be the best you can be, and if you try the hardest at whatever you want to do doors will open up for you."

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  • Latest Dreamcatcher-Catherine Lomax- Gordon Craig Theatre

    Published 04/02/19

    From the age of 7, Catherine Lomax wanted to either be an actress or a  Zoologist , because she liked animals. Having studied hard at school  and successfully achieved her GCSE's and A levels, Katherine then went onto University where she changed her mind and direction of the career  that she wanted to pursue. Instead of acting she decided to become more involved behind the scenes rather than on stage. Her current job is at the Gordon Craig, where  she the artistic director  and this involves organising drama classes and Art workshops for older children. As a nugget of wisdom for the children, Catherine said to choose to do something that you love as you will be more likely to be successful at it.

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  • Latest Dream catcher assembly- Mrs Green

    Published 03/02/19

    This weeks Dream Catcher assembly saw Mrs Green, parent of Harry and Samuel talk to the children about her role as a Senior Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She has been involved in this work for over 16 years and as well as attending incidents such as car crashes and domestic fires, she has even delivered 15 babies. 

    Having attended primary school in Knebworth and then Secondary school in Welwyn Garden City, Mrs Green went to College and was working in Education in a Nursery. However she decided to change what she was doing because she felt she wanted to help people. So she retrained and after 18 month of training she became an Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP). She is now usually one of the first people on the scene of accidents to help the people and assess if more help is required from emergency services.  Mrs Green now even helps train students who want to join the profession. When asked by the children what her "Nugget of wisdom" would be, she said to keep trying to do whatever you want to do, if you keep trying you will always succeed, it might just take you a little longer, but don't give up!

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