Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane - Jonathan Ged­des

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.”

Neigh Bother

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

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