Children are inspired by parents’ job talks

From left, Elouise Knight, Jacques Langan, Jamie Bryson, Coby Fleetwood, Chrissie Hughes from the Royal Naval Association, Finley Harris and Zantay Campbell 

Picture: Sarah Standing (160512-7151)
From left, Elouise Knight, Jacques Langan, Jamie Bryson, Coby Fleetwood, Chrissie Hughes from the Royal Naval Association, Finley Harris and Zantay Campbell Picture: Sarah Standing (160512-7151)
Newbridge Junior School Picture: Maria Bujor

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SCHOOLchildren were inspired to think about their careers after hearing from different parents.

Rowner Junior School invited them in to talk about their jobs and share how they got into their various professions.

Mums and dads from 17 different careers, ranging from a florist to a midwife, gave talks about their jobs.

The pupils got to choose three jobs to learn about and then ask some questions.

Emma Blackburn, nine, said: ‘I like that I learned things about jobs that I never knew about before.

‘I love doing my nails and I learned that beauticians have fake hands to practice nails on.’

The staff made sure there was a wide variety of careers to suit everyone.

Nine-year-old Jacques Langan added: ‘I liked seeing the naval charity because charities do good work.

‘I’d like to be in the armed forces like my grandad and my great grandad.’

Cadence Deer, also nine, said: ‘My favourite was the florist because they have loads of types of flowers and make them into shapes.

‘I’d like to be a florist when I’m older, but I’d also like to be an actress. Maybe I could do acting and flowers.’

Headteacher Kerry Payne said: ‘We asked the pupils what they would like to learn more about and they said they’d like to find out more about different vocations.

‘So we planned it into their curriculum as a university day.

‘It was lovely and we were really excited.

‘It started off as something quite small but it grew and we hope this will be the first of many.

‘All the teachers and support staff worked hard to try to make this successful.’

The school, in Tichborne Way, Gosport, hopes university days, will give the children an idea about different occupations and inspire them to work to achieve something in their lives.

Students enjoyed earning aspects of jobs they didn’t know much about.