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  • Chorleywood Primary School,
  • Stag Lane, Chorleywood,
  • Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire,
  • WD3 5HR
  • Telephone: 01923 282095
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Dream Big

Dream Big Project


Our “Dream Big” project aims to engage and empower children to think about the world, work, and how it connects to areas of the curriculum that excite them. 


The society in which our pupils are growing up in is ever changing and evolving, jobs they may end up working in may not even currently exist! We have decided to create a four year, twelve term rolling programme to deliver different career fields throughout KS2.


We commenced this project in the 2017 autumn term and each term we have focussed on a different field:


Dream Big Sessions


Here we present a series of short videos to support our Dream Big Campaign at Chorleywood Primary School.


Series: The Music Room. 

Episode One: The Singer


In this episode, the singer Elin Manahan Thomas gives us a music lesson and teaches us a lovely little song. There is a YouTube video to watch and an Activity Sheet to complete.



Series: The Art Room

Episode Two: The Illustrator


In this episode, the illustrator Toby Page, artist for the stars, shares his job and shows us some of the possibilities of Digital Illustration. There is a YouTube video to watch and an Activity Sheet to complete.

Series: The Changing World of Jobs

Episode Three: Simone


In this episode our Chair of Governors, Simone Tyson, shares her experience of different jobs in business and voluntary sectors. Again, there is a YouTube video to watch and an Activity Sheet to complete.

Special Episode: True Colours

CWP Community feat. Alice Ray

1st June 2020


We rely on the generous contributions of our parents and carers, through the PTA, to help supplement our children's learning and provide valuable equipment that we otherwise would not be able to offer. Unfortunately, this year we've been unable to host many of the fun events that would have brought in those vital funds.

And so, with the aim of bringing together the whole school community, having some fun and potentially raising some money, we have created this moving tribute - to each other, to home schooling, to our key workers and to being together again soon.

We’re delighted to be able to share with you our most recent project:

True Colours


A big thank you to our pupils, their families, our staff, governors and other special guests for
making this possible.
We hope you enjoy watching and if you can, please consider supporting the school by visiting


Find out more about our excellent soloist. Check out her new single by clicking here:
I See You

Find out more information about her varied career and details of singing and piano teaching:

Series: Join the Circus
Episode Four: Bridie, Caro & Keaton


This is the the fifth (though episode 4!) in our series of short videos to support our Dream Big Campaign at Chorleywood Primary School. In this episode, some members of the prolific Australian contemporary circus company, CIRCA, take us through some skills and exercises, and tell us about what it takes to do their job.

Please let the office know if you have other ideas of how you could share the experience of working in any of the above fields, or if you’d like to be involved, but are not sure how. 


Our aim is for the children to become aware of the extent of possibilities in each field – and that a job using similar skills will feel very different depending on the field it is in. We are keen to capture as wide a range as possible to show the children how creative they can be when they think about the future! 


"I just wanted to convey to you how much L, has got out of the Dream Big sessions to date. He has really enjoyed the two practical engineering sessions he has taken part in over the last couple of weeks. He also enjoyed the talk Dr Hirschberg gave in her assembly this week: "It was really interesting". He was also really engaged by the assembly talks last term, and is looking forward to more visitors to the school next term."

Mrs M, parent of Y4 child

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