Whingate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 3DS
Co-Headteachers: Claire Beswick and Karen Loney

01132 638 910

Whingate Primary School

We are so excited to be celebrating our 'Dream Big' strand of the curriculum this half term (spring 2022).

On Wednesday, we had our first (remote) whole school assembly linked to 'Dream Big' where we discussed our dreams and hopes for now, and the future. At Whingate, we have HUGE dreams, goals and aspirations! 

During another assembly this week, Mr Rhodes and two Year 4 children attempted to break a world record of balancing as many paper towels on Mr Rhodes' head... it was not a success as Mr Rhodes couldn't sit still! We managed a grand total of 63! 

Enjoy a photograph of this world record attempt...

What do we have planned?


The school council have asked every child throughout school what their dreams job is; over 90 different jobs were chosen!

The most popular include:

  • footballer
  • teacher
  • police officer
  • ballerina / dancer
  • you tuber
  • chef
  • zoo keeper

We have looked at this list, and have asked a number of volunteers (including some who are past pupils at Whingate Primary) if they would either come into school and be interviewed about their job, or send in a recording.

The list is growing and we can't wait to interview the following, who have all confirmed they can either come into school, or be interviewed and filmed:

  • A pilot
  • A vet
  • An engineer and entrepreneur 
  • A chemical engineer
  • A police officer
  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • A Leeds United player (not Kalvin Phillips!)

    And more...


On Tuesday 18th January, we were so excited to spend time learning all about Mr Budd's job as a pilot for Jet2. A number of children from across school decided their dream job is to be a pilot; one child in particular from Year 3, Rayyan, has always dreamed of flying planes! Rayyan thought of a number of questions and asked Captain Chris during our whole school assembly. 

Here is Captain Chris about to fly his first plane!

Chris showed us a number of amazing photographs of him in his role as a pilot. One of the most exciting things he has done is to have flown 13 rescued lions from Hungary to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. 

Here is Captain Chris with one of the lions, before embarking on the journey to England...


As you will already know, we are attempting a running challenge throughout the month of January. All teachers and children will take part to complete a collective number of miles, depending on year group. The children will be given the opportunity to do this at school on our Myers' Mile running track, but please do encourage your child to do this out of school too. For each mile that your child runs, skips, hops, they will mark it off on their personal scorecard. We are asking each child to collect sponsorship money for their amazing efforts. All money raised will be put into our school funds.

We are tracking how far we are running, and the sports' councilors are updating the whole school board in the hall. Take a look at the image below to see which year group is already in the lead (well done Year 4)...


A huge well done to the following year groups for running 25% of their total already (by 14.01.22)! This is absolutely amazing and so much effort is being put in by all children.

WEEK 2 TOP YEAR GROUPS: Year 1, 2, 4 and 5.


Miss Loney did a fabulous assembly (13.01.22) where the children were told they can apply to 'shadow' members of staff across school. They have to fill out an application form and successful candidates will spend the whole day with a member of staff observing that role. So many children have applied and we can't wait to see who will be selected. We will share the names of the children once the vacancies have been filled (by 28.01.22)...

Keep an eye out on this page for more exciting photographs and clips of us interviewing people who we aspire to be!