What do you want to be when you are older… is a question often asked of our young people. On Friday 7th June, Year 6 pupils at Mundesley Junior and Bacton Primary Schools they found out all about the world of work!
Annie Edwards, Chair of Governors at The Coastal Federation, who organised the event was keen to get a broad cross-section of careers on show for the children to take part in a ‘speed-dating’ style event. Attending the event was a Vet, Police Officer, Veterinary Nurse, Project and Test Web Manager, Web Designer, Beautician, Hairdresser, Engineer, Hedge Layer, Nurse, Journalist/Blogger, Research Scientist.
Simon Wakeman, Executive Head of the Federation said that ‘For these professionals to give up their precious time to talk about their jobs was inspiring to see. It’s never too early to start inspiring our young people and give them a dream to aim for’
Mrs Skinner the Year 6 teacher stated that ‘One of the other important elements of the careers fair was about sitting children in front of potential employers and the children having to make good eye contact and sustain a conversation – these are such important life-skills’
Following the event the children are going to organise their own career day, using their newfound knowledge to share that with the younger children in the Federation.