Gwen Gets to Work

Gwen Gets to Work

I am an 8yr old. My name is Gwen Rose. I wanted to do this podcast so all the girls, boys and me could learn about what adults do all day. In each episode we will learn what adults in different jobs really do.

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July 6, 2021 30 min

Gwen is back with a super fun episode and some great life lessons from Gail, the Artistic Director of Acorn, a performing theatre company. She says Acorn is a family, a tribe, a team of all ages who work together to produce creative, original performances using live music and dynamic physical theatre. Gwen finds out how Gail came to bring her vision to life and what running it day to day is really like.

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This week's episode is one for everyone who loves doing art and creative projects and of course for anyone who loves flowers!

Gwen is talking to Joanna, a top London florist who creates amazing floral displays or weddings and for people's homes - she EVEN does flowers for Buckingham Palace! You can see loads of pictures and read more about the different types of jobs florists do at Joanna's company's website: hayford...

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May 24, 2021 18 min

We hope you enjoy this episode with Tracy the Biotech Scientist! It's pretty cool stuff. Tracy works for Orbit Discovery. They look for new drugs and so are at the very start of the discovery process. If you are interested check out the video they made about their DNA encoded peptide display technology which you can watch here or at orbitdiscovery.com.

Every week in the Gwen Gets To Work podcast, Gwen finds out about what a dif...

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May 11, 2021 18 min

Suzi is not just any librarian.....she is a Subject Librarian. That means she specialises in one topic, working in a university library focussed on art. She and Gwen have a lovely chat about books, libraries and what Suzi gets up to on a normal day in the library.

Every week in the Gwen Gets To Work podcast, Gwen finds out about what a different adults does all day at work. Visit our website for past episodes and videos: https://gwe...

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April 26, 2021 26 min

What is....an Officer but not a Gentleman????? It is...Mandy Hickson! Mandy dreamt of being a fast jet pilot when she was just 13. She went on to lead an entirely male dominated Front Line Tornado Squadron, flying a multi-million pound jet in hostile territory for the Air Force.

In this week's episode Gwen has the immense privilege of talking to Mandy one-on-one about her incredible journey to become one of the UK’s first female...

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April 19, 2021 19 min

We can all do our little bit to make the world a better place. In this week's episode, Elaine the Charity Founder tells Gwen all about how some volunteering led her to eventually start a charity, working for the rights & protection of young refugees. It is a very inspiring story - we hope you enjoy it!

Refugee charity UK: Hummingbird Project Brighton
Hummingbird Fable - Freedom Law

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April 12, 2021 16 min

Would you like to spend your days and nights sailing the ocean waves? Helen The Sailor has done just that, not just sailing a big boat but teaching kids how to do it too - what a breeze! Gwen gets to work finding out how fast the boat goes, powered just by the wind in its sails, and learns that Helen's favourite sea side town is St Malo - a super cool walled city on the north coast of France.

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March 29, 2021 16 min

Any kids out there love horses? Learn from Carly, The Horse Groom, what it's like to work with them every day and what you can do now to get some experience. Listen to Carly's own podcast, It's A Groom's Life, in which she talks with other grooms about their job and covers many useful aspects of horse grooming life for anyone considering an equestrian career.

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March 15, 2021 20 min

Who knew, being an Architect could be like going on a treasure hunt?! What an amazing job to hear about in this chat between Gwen and Simon. It sounds like there is a lot of fun to be had at work all day, if you like making things, exploring things, drawing and doing maths.

Have a look at some of the buildings Simon has designed on his website: SimonMackArchitecture.com

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March 8, 2021 16 min

It is International Women's Day and we are celebrating the achievements of a very special woman in today's Episode. Gwen asked all the important questions when she got the amazing opportunity to talk one-on-one with the incredibly lovely Polly Swann: World Champion, European Champion AND Olympic Medallist Rower!

Is it hard to get in and out of those little boats? Do you get very wet? And how did last week's Olympic Trial...

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March 1, 2021 18 min

Those shoes with that dress?! You need the help of a modern day super hero, The Stylist: swooping in to rescue people - from the fantastically famous to the fabulous rest of us - from not looking our best. A Stylist was top of Gwen's personal wish-list and fortunately the very fabulous Annabel Kerman was kind enough to oblige! 

Annabel is a Stylist, Fashion Editor and Writer. You can click see her work as Fashion Editor at: The ...

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SIT! Comfortable? Then we'll begin our training episode with Sara, who is also a Canine Massage Therapist. Sara works with dogs who need an extra bit of TLC. If you love dogs and think you would like to work with them when you grow up, or just learn a bit more about how to help your own dog, check it out!

You can find out more about Sara's from her own websites:
completecaninedogtraining.co.uk and completecaninemassage.co.uk
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February 15, 2021 13 min

Is a ploughman's still the lunch of choice for a man about the farm? And exactly what do farmers do with all that poo?! Gwen dives in with all the important questions this week in her chat with Simon The Farmer.

See if you can play along with Gwen's 'Brain Game' and beat the Farmer at his own game.

If you want to know more about what Simon does all day at work and about his thoughts on "life, the universe and farm...

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February 1, 2021 17 min

Are you ready to relax? Get your calm on with this episode of Gwen Gets To Work in which Gwen talks to Sally, The Reflexologist. Gwen first met Sally when she was very little, and still remembers it very clearly. Reflexology is powerful stuff! So, it is about time they sat down to talk about what Sally does at work all day and how she makes people feel better!

See if you can play along with Gwen's Brain Game and guess what all t...

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January 18, 2021 27 min

Why can't you be good at guitar and the piano at the same time? Guitarist and Composer Richard Durrant reveals the reason and everything else about being a professional musician and composer. He travels to his concerts around the country on a bicycle and has a studio full of all sorts of different guitars.

If you'd like to find out more about Richard or listen to his music visit his website: https://www.richarddurrant.com/, ...

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January 10, 2021 20 min

Have you ever thought about the grown-ups who write and illustrate the books you love? Imagine if children all over the world were reading a book full of your own stories - wouldn't that be amazing?!

Holly tells Gwen about how it felt when her very first book was published and inspires us to draw our own pets this week - it's a lot of fun to try and draw them jumping about!

You can take part on some of the classes Holly runs...

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January 4, 2021 19 min

Babies aren't brought by storks?! Whaaaaat?!

The midwife tells us all about how she helps mummies deliver and care for new babies and how it can be a super cool, wonderful, magical, and occasionally very messy job!

Don't forget that Gwen is fundraising for some better equipment so that she can get out and about and interview adults at their places of work, once it is safe to do so. Here is her Go Fund Me link - all donations ...

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December 28, 2020 39 min

Christmas Special with Joe Lycett! Gwen and Joe chat Strictly Come Dancing, Christmas Baubles, furry coats and, of course, what exactly does a comedian do at work all day?

We hope you love Gwen's festive treat and have a very happy holiday.

You can see Joe presenting, and dancing, in The Great British Sewing Bee's Celebrity Christmas Special on catch up. And if you haven't seen his show Joe Lycett's Got Your Back you ...

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December 21, 2020 18 min

What dreams are made of - in this week's episode Gwen talks to Adam, a Professional Footballer! Is professional training a bit like what Gwen and her classmates do at school with Mr Eldridge? Does The Footballer know his football trivia? And what would he do if football was no longer an option?

Don't forget that Gwen is fundraising for some better equipment so that she can get out and about and interview people like Adam at ...

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December 8, 2020 18 min

What is a software developer?! Kids all do coding at school these days, and in this week's episode Gwen gets to grips with what kind of job that skill might turn into. Nick explains his job really well without getting us in a twist.

Don't forget that Gwen is fundraising for some better equipment so that she can get out and about and interview people at their places of work, once it is safe to do so. Here is her Go Fund Me li...

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