Giving Children The Freedom To Dream

This reminds me of a line from one of my favourite films, The Pursuit of Happyness, “Don’t ever let someone tell you you can’t do something. Not even me.”

Dad Without A Map

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s a question all children are asked by their parents or teachers. And there are a few classic choices: a doctor, a firefighter, police officer. And the biggest one of all – an astronaut!

NSPCC Alfie the Astronaut _hero shot. Photography credit Jac Martinez. The child pictured is a model 15.09.15

But how many of us go on to follow the career we dreamed about when we were children?

Today a YouGov survey for the NSPCC has revealed that the UK’s most popular childhood dream job – for one in ten adults – was to be a doctor or nurse, followed by footballer, and teacher.

And nearly a third of adults who wanted to be a medic achieved their childhood ambition. Others who got their dream job included teachers (27%), writers or journalists (9%), police officers (6%), and actors (5%).

The survey results are revealed as the NSPCC unveils a new film; Alfie the Astronaut.

This is a heart-warming story…

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Giving Children The Freedom To Dream

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