By Brendan Geddes, Year 6, Preparatory School
My name is Brendan Geddes and I am a student from Trinity Grammar School’s Preparatory School. I’ve been asked to share what I want to be when I grow up.
I want to be an architect when I grow up because my interests are designing interesting models, and I have always wanted to be a creator.
I got into making models because of my Art teacher at School. She teaches students from Kindy to Year 6. She teaches boys to create everything from little hand drawn artworks to huge hand-made sculptures. That’s why I got interested in designing models.
At the start of my designing life, I was four years old and I always loved drawing and building things. I would regularly visit my grandma’s house. She always had little building blocks that I could play with, and she would give me paper that I could draw models on. Once I got older I started doing the same thing in my spare time. As I got older, I did not need to use the building blocks and I would imagine a model in my head and draw it. It was quite hard, but I still did it.
At my old school I did Art too and my teacher taught us the textures of art and how we design things. Once I arrived at Trinity, my passion towards Art was supported by the teachers.
My brother is in the Middle School at the Summer Hill campus and they have a subject called Design and Technology. The subject includes designing things, and the boys learn all the names of the tools that can be used for building and design tasks. I’m in Year 6 and I am looking forward to all the opportunities that are offered at Summer Hill, but I’m also a little anxious about transitioning to High School.
If I do become an architect in the future, I will remember all these moments I had in the past to develop my skills.
Trinity Grammar School encourages your son to realise his potential, pursue his passions and discover his purpose all within the context of a supportive Christian environment. We have guided boys to grow in mind, body and spirit for over a century and we know what boys need to truly flourish and succeed.
In the primary years, the boys’ needs are met by a differentiated, inquiry based curriculum, delivered by motivated, creative and caring classroom teachers using exceptional facilities and resources. At the core of this is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) which guides boys to become independent learners. The PYP, for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom and also in the world outside. It offers a framework that meets the academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs of each child.
Your son will be able to pursue his own interests and make meaningful connections with what he is learning to his home, the community and the world. This breadth of experience will help him to become a socially conscious, internationally-minded, independent learner. To learn more about how the PYP gives your son ownership of his learning to develop his research and critical thinking skills, download our PYP brochure.