Adults reveal what dream jobs would be
School careers event inspires them to share
From footballers and actors to singers and brain surgeons, pupils at Croftfoot Primary were keen to share their job aspirations last week.
The Reformer joined dozens of businesses at the school’s word at work day to give children an insight into working life.
So this week we decided to ask our readers what sort of profession they wanted to do when they were younger.
Linda McKenna from Rutherglen said: “I wanted to be a teacher when I was at school.
“I just enjoyed learning and learning about different subjects. I became a sales assistant but unfortunately due to ill health I’m now disability retired.”
Burnside’s Anne Gallie achieved her dream of running her own business. She explained: “I wanted to be a jewellery designer. I loved making things.
“I did it for a while but reality wasn’t as good as the dream in the end.”
Ailsa Hamilton from Eastfield wanted to stay at school to become a teacher. She said: “I enjoyed it and loved communicating with people and I loved children.
“I’m now retired but I was a teacher at Calderwood Primary for 16 years.”
William Penny, who stays in Rutherglen, is now retired from his profession.
He said: “I quite liked the idea of being an electrician but my father got me a job as a plumber. At school I didn’t really know what I wanted to do.”
Teacher Linda McKenna
Tricks of the trade William Penny
Jewellery designer Anne Gallie
Stay in school Ailsa Hamilton