Adults re­veal what dream jobs would be

School ca­reers event in­spires them to share

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

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

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