News 30.05.2022

Gillespies takes part in West Didsbury Primary School’s ‘Aspirational Day’

Gillespies took part in West Didsbury Primary School’s ‘Aspirational Day’, a day where the 60 Year 1 pupils could learn about a whole spectrum of possible jobs that they could pursue when they are older. The contributors included Gillespies, an author, a doctor, a camera operator, and a pilot.

Principal Landscape Architect Karen Lees and Graduate Landscape Architect Sehar Ahmed, both based in Gillespies’ Hale studio. gave the children an overview of what a landscape architect does, showing examples of our work at Elephant Park and Chester Zoo. The children were then asked to design their own dream outdoor space, resulting in a whole host of exciting spaces, including underwater worlds, mountain obstacle courses, sand and water worlds, zip wire and treetop walkways and even a shared pond for animals and humans.