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‘Securing Excellence in Schools and Academies’

Life's big questions at Burntstump Seely

BBC Radio Nottingham's Breakfast Show presenter, Sarah Julian has been discussing life's big questions with pupils from Burntstump Seely Primary Academy.  Alongside her co-presenter, Andy Whitaker, Sarah visited a school in Nottinghamshire as part of a current series on her show exploring children's views.


The radio hosts spoke to children at Burntstump Seely Church of England Academy in Arnold, Nottingham and have been visiting a number of schools in the area.


The series features a group of children's thoughts on all kinds of subjects: how they like to spend their time, what they think of the Queen, what the Queen does, what they think about different foods and maybe what they watch on Television.


When asked what they would take to a desert island, pupils said a camper van that would turn into a boat and a plane that had five bedrooms and a kitchen!


Cordie, a pupil from Burntstump Seely C of E, was one of the children interviewed.


She said: "The lady asked me what I would invent, and I said a big litter picking robot.  "I would have a remote control in all of my rooms, and I would press a button and the robots would start to work at 1 o'clock in the morning.

"They would pick up every single bit of litter and by 6 o'clock in the morning, everywhere should be clean.

"It would help people and animals in the sea, like the turtles, because they wouldn't get wrapped up in the plastic, and the fish wouldn't swallow any plastic rubbish."


Head Teacher, Mrs Heather Gabb, said that the children's ideas and thoughts were surprising and interesting.

She said: "The children were so brave during the interviews and didn't sound nervous at all. We are very proud of them!"