Con­fer­ence gives pupils a chance to see what their fu­ture has in store

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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

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