Cliftonville Primary Year 6 pupils enjoy Careers Day

Careers Day at Cliftonville primary

Year 6 pupils at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School dipped their toe in the world of work today (March 1) and found out about the huge number of careers available to them in a special careers morning.

The event involved representatives from 26 different professions visiting the school to be interviewed by the children about their careers. Staff scoured their contacts, parents volunteered and members of the community gave up their time.

A huge range of jobs were showcased from builders to bio scientists, mechanics to marketing managers and actors to accountants. All three emergency services attended as well as members of the  armed forces.

The children had an enjoyable morning chatting to people from walks of life that they may never have encountered before and asked insightful questions about their career journeys and roles.

The event was organised by assistant headteacher Julie Mayhew and teaching assistant Mandie Dale and timed to link with National Careers Week on March 4-9.

Mrs Mayhew said: “The morning was a great success and it was lovely to see the children interacting with our guests so confidently and to be so excited by their future potential.

“Aspiration and community unity are two of our school values and they were really encapsulated by the event. We are so grateful to all our visitors who gave up their time to be part of the day.”

Year 6 pupil Ronnie said: “It was really nice to meet lots of new people as well as finding out about jobs I didn’t know existed. I had fun.” Fellow pupil Maggie added: “I liked going round asking people questions about their jobs and it opened new ideas for our future.”

The school would like to extend a huge thanks to the following companies and organisations for volunteering:

The Spine and Sports Injuries Clinic, Big Shot, Haeckels, The University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, NK Builders, MPH Accountants and Business Advisors, Chris Power Fitness, Haynes Ford, Microsoft, Whitstable Dental Practice, Ramsgate Football Club, Dafne Vets, Northdown Butchers, London Array, Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue, The Royal Navy, The Grange Practice, EW Print Designs, Bright Start Nurseries and Birchington Brides. 

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  1. My daughter really enjoyed this. Please also include BSL interpreting as a career option. With the upcoming BSL GCSE options arrive in schools from 2025, it will be good making kids aware of careers in BSL interpreting and deaf relays (for deaf children). 🙂

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