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Inspirational Talk

Date Posted: 18 January 2018

We were delighted to be asked by Headteacher, Julia to conduct a presentation to Year 6 at Y Bont Primary School. The presentation was on a topic that we knew well, Business & Finance.

So we asked, Robert Calcaterra - Director and Sharon Potts - Finance Manager, Sharon prepared an interactive presentation that involved input from Robert and also the pupils.

During the presentation both Sharon and Robert talked about the making of Herbert R Thomas, its history, its expansion, the family link between Herbert Thomas - Robert Thomas and our current Director Andrew Thomas, livestock market and auctioneering and everything in-between. During the presentation we showed a video of Andrew Thomas selling a Ram at last years Ram Sale in Penderyn Market and then we opened the floor for a pupil to try the same with their own gavel and cuddly ram - this proved to be very popular and lots of fun.

During the session we held a little competition where we asked the class to design their very own house - this proved to be very interesting with some very inventive designs!

Sharon & Rob both thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and interaction with the class, the pupils enjoyed and asked some very on point questions at the end.

Julia has asked us to come back later on in the year to do another presentation to the Year 5 class as she felt that they would benefit from the talk just as much.

Herbert R Thomas are very proud to sponsor Y Bont Faen and honoured to be involved with assisting in the learning and development where we can.