Conference gives pupils a chance to see what their future has in store
Pupils at St Batholomew’s Primary were given a taste of the future last week.
The school was hosting a Careers Conference, offering them the chance to see several different jobs and learn all about them.
The youngsters had the chance to learn about being a teacher, a fireman, a nurse, an engineer, a travel agent, a vet, a beautician, and a sales advisor.
The kids were interested to learn all about the different jobs, having been in charge of asking along the adults themselves.
Head teacher Jane Saunders felt the day helped show various different career paths. She said: “It was a fabulous event. “It’s an annual event, and one that’s really useful in terms of showing them what you need for jobs in the future.
“The kids are in charge of organising it themselves, so they’ll decide who to try and approach and get along to speak to them.
“Then each speaker goes into what you need to have for that job.
“It’s all tied into aiming high and having high standards, which the school is always aiming for.
“All of the people who came along were very popular, and we had some parents getting involved too, which is always good.
“Then there was Emma McCluskey, from Avenues Vets.
“She brought along a dog, turtles and tarantulas, and the children were very interested in that.
“They were interested in Dr Peter Hughes too, who’s an engineer and explained about that to the children.
“There were quite a few of them saying they would like to look at being engineers after his talk.
“It was a really good job by the kids to get so many people along.
“Days like the Careers Conference can really broaden their horizons about what they can achieve and do.”
It’s all tied into aiming high and having high standards, which the school is always aiming for