THE WORKING WEEK
Cathkin Primary pupils were learning all about the world of work earlier this month.
And they even found out it was neigh joke, as a couple of police horses stopped by at the school.
The world of work week saw the school welcome various visitors from different professions, who told the kids all about their jobs and what they did for a living.
It started with the school’s P7 pupils researching different jobs and then involved the whole school, when the school held their very own careers fair.
Principal teacher Martin Frame said: “They’d researched some jobs, prepared a report about the job and about the qualifications you’d need for it.
“We had visitors from the police, fire service, paramedics, the BBC, the Dog’s Trust, Celtic, Hamilton, the army and a farmer, so there was an awful lot of variety there.
“Then children from the whole school went around the stalls and asked different questions.
“The P7s were responsible for standing beside the stalls and tell other children about what they’d learned about the jobs too.
“In the afternoon the children reported on what they’d learned.
“During the week we also had the police horses there, which were popular, the credit union giving workshops and the P4-P7s had STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classes.
“It developed a greater awareness of skills that they need for the world of work and they really enjoyed it.”
Claire Knowles on police horse Stirling
Gunner Jordan Lyle explained to the kids about the army
And Now The News Alex McFadyen, Paul Gallacher, Julia Monteith and Leona Gordon hear about careers in the bbc from producer Gerald Strother
On the ball Louisa Benaouicha of Celtic, Mathew Craig of Hamilton Acccies and Allan Campbell, Celtic employability manager, told the kids about football
Plenty of Bark Pupils Nicole Ryan, Aimee Langdon and Michael Clark learn about the dogs trust from Alison Maclachlan and Alfie the dog.
Fire Alarm Cathkin pupils got ready to join the fire brigade
New Recruits Karley Rankin and Kieran Hardie were ready to join up