Sky high aspirations with Harry the Hawk: a day at Howard de Walden

Sky high aspirations with Harry the Hawk: a day at Howard de Walden

News article from March 28, 2017

Staff at the Howard de Walden Estate strive to carries out its business with professionalism, integrity and openness. This was very much in evidence last week, when they invited a group of primary school children and their parents into the office to gain some insight into the world of work and the many different jobs that people do.

The group of 8, 9 and 10 year olds also had the chance to meet Harry the Hawk. Harry works in pest control, keeping his eyes open for pigeons and other pests. Harry is also 8 years old!

The children met Mark, surveyor and bee-keeper, and learnt how there are 60,000 bees in a hive, with just one queen. They even got to taste some honey!

Keeley’s job is all about fixing problems for people when they are unhappy, Adam’s job is to be an excellent driver and Jenny and Emily work in marketing and get to work with lots of different people including designers, photographers and lots more. The children heard that working in an office is a bit like working in groups on projects at school, and to make the most of working with a variety of different people because works takes up a big part of your life.

At the end of the day there was a quiz to test the children on what they had learnt – and the winning score was 13/15! They learned a lot at Howard de Walden Estate, and had a lot of fun.

Thank you Howard de Walden!

Angelina: “My favourite part was Harry the Hawk because I never seen a hawk before and it was so cute.”


Akshaya: “I loved how you told your childhood and your life stories…thank you so much for letting us visit your company.”


Mum of two children: “Thank you for showing my children how to look real life through work, study, development becomes important important for others so our children will flourish to the world carrying the brighter, better future. Thank you!”


Mum of one child: “I am so pleased that I met you all, you are such great members of staff.”

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