Just the job for school students

PUBLISHED: 13:49 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:40 12 May 2010

MP Oliver Heald with pupils at Greneway School, Royston

MP Oliver Heald with pupils at Greneway School, Royston

GRENEWAY School in Royston held a special careers day for its pupils as part of its citizenship curriculum on Friday. During the day visitors attended classes to talk to pupils about their relevant careers. Guests included a scientist, fire officer, a Te

GRENEWAY School in Royston held a special careers day for its pupils as part of its citizenship curriculum on Friday.

During the day visitors attended classes to talk to pupils about their relevant careers.

Guests included a scientist, fire officer, a Tesco buyer, a GP, and radiographer.

Royston's MP Oliver Heald also attended, working with the pupils and talking about his role as an MP.

There was also a careers guidance officer from North Herts College and two students who shared their knowledge and experience.

Citizenship co-ordinator Allan Gee said: "The day was a great success, and the feedback from staff and pupils has been excellent.

"Every visitor spoke well and gave the children an insight on how to form a career in their field.

"This was the first of these days that we have held and hope it gave the pupils an insight into many different possible careers.

"We wanted to increase their awareness of different skills that they could gain to help them towards the world of work, such as communication, computer, and interpersonal skills."

The pupils aged from nine-13 were enthusiastic and had prepared a host of questions for their visitors.

A school spokesman said: "It wasn't just about the children learning about different jobs, it was also about them learning skills for the future.

"Our aim was to broaden their horizons and give them an in-depth insight into how the world works.

"Although the children are young, they grow up so fast. So the school felt introducing the children to such a programme was highly important.

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