World at work day is just the job for pupils
As a journalist you are usually the one to ask the hard hitting questions.
But this week at Croftfoot Primary’s career day, the Reformer was one of dozens of businesses who were put under the spotlight – for a short time at least.
The world at work committee at the school helped organise and invite local companies and members of colleges and universities to come in to chat to primary six and seven pupils about their jobs.
Groups of two to three young interviewers spent five minutes with each representative of a business in a bid to get a feel for what life is like in their day job.
Although the Reformer was able to answer questions such as ‘what is your typical day like?’ and ‘do you need a lot of team work?’ easily, some pupils looked to test the waters. Questions such as, ‘how much do you get paid?’ and ‘why do newspapers not have any staples in them?’ were just some of the more interesting topics discussed.
Every pupil and representative however, took it all in good spirit and an enjoyable and informative day was had by all.
Primary seven pupils Tia and Murrin, were part of the world at work committee.
Both were not sure of what job they may like to do in the future but felt that the event helped them view the variety of industries out there.
Tia said: “It’s been really interesting speaking to lots of different people. I don’t know what I’m doing yet but it’s been a good help.”
Murrin added: “We’ve really enjoyed today. It’s been good to find out how things work at a newspaper.”
Aimee and Kimberley, also of primary seven, were part of a polite and engaging class of students eager to find out about the world of work. Aimee, who is aspiring to be a mid-wife, said: “I would like to be one because I want to help people with difficulties because I have autism and Asperger’s.
“I’d still like to be a mid-wife but today has been great.”
Kimberley, who wants to be either a singer, violinist or an actress, said: “We’ve really enjoyed it today.
“We’ve liked learning about all the different jobs and speaking to everyone.”
Primary seven teacher, Anne Malone, said the event was very beneficial to the pupils.
She added: “It’s been a really good initiative by the school and the world at work committee to bring this to Croftfoot. The pupils have shown real leadership and organisational skills at this event. The turn out has been amazing.
“We would like to thank all the business and companies for coming out here today.”
World of work committee Kai McKinlay, Murrin McGavock, Louis Smillie and Tia Cartwright