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Careers Day at St Catherine's RC Primary in Lowton

Careers day inspires children

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Pupils at St Catherine’s RC Primary in Lowton spent a fascinating day trying out a variety of different jobs at a Careers Day for the whole school.

Children as young as four got a taste for the world of work when they were visited by a number of different professionals, all of whom were keen for the children to find out more about their day jobs.

Throughout the day the children spent time learning to do first aid with a visiting nurse, learning the basics of hospitality with a hotel manager and imagining themselves captaining their own aeroplane with a pilot.

Careers Day at St Catherine's RC Primary in Lowton

Children try out careers as a nurse at Careers Day at St Catherine’s RC Primary in Lowton

The children even got to meet a vet and two visiting dogs, both of whom were rescued after being mistreated.

There was also plenty to learn about a career in the emergency services – thanks to a visiting fire fighter and police officer, with children given the chance to try out the panda car for size.

Meanwhile, careers in more creative industries were explored, thanks to a workshop provided by a graphic designer, who inspired the children to create their own logos and posters.

Careers Day at St Catherine's RC Primary in Lowton

Reception teacher Mrs Singleton showing off the children’s new bandaging skills

Head teacher of St Catherine’s RC Primary, Mrs Leck, said: “The children really enjoyed the careers day, especially the fact that they got really hands-on experience of each of the different kinds of jobs.

“It was a wonderful and inspiring day, and we’d really like to thank all our visitors for coming in and sharing an insight into their jobs and careers.

“The children really have been inspired and were a credit to themselves and school with their excellent behaviour and enthusiasm throughout the day.”

Careers Day at St Catherine's RC Primary in Lowton

Pupils hear about life as a firefighter at Careers Day at St Catherine’s RC Primary in Lowton

She also praised Mrs Singleton, Reception class teacher, for her hard work in organising the day.

Thanks go to all the volunteers who came in to talk about their jobs with the children. They were: Nurse Natalie Coyle, Pilot Mr Fox, Hotel Manager Debbie Hodge, Mr Rafferty and police officer Lindsey Topping, Chad and Gina the vets, Andrew the paramedic, Dave Mayo from the police and Matt Fryer from the Fire Service.

See all the tweets from the day

St Catherine’s RC Primary shared some of the fantastic fun their pupils had throughout the day on Twitter – here are some of the highlights!

https://storify.com/LowtonGolborne/st-catherine-s-rc-primary-careers-day

 

 

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