Careers Day at Parklands Community School

Children attending Parklands Community Primary School in Ellesmere Port had the opportunity to meet a number of different professionals in order to discuss their individual career choices on Thursday the 2nd December. As a foray into the world of work, the children were visited by a range of local employers to give them a taste of what they are capable of and to perhaps inspire them to start looking at potential career choices.

The Importance of Discussing Employment Opportunities

downloadIt can be difficult to decide exactly what you want to do when you get older, so it is essential to instil a sense of importance in young children. They should grow up feeling as if they are capable of achieving great things if they work hard and stay in school. By having these guest speakers share their experiences with the children, it brings them down to a more ‘human’ level, allowing the kids to interact with them and even ask questions on the work required to get into that particular career path.

A Follow up Task

As with any school trip, activity or social visit, it is important to follow up with your class, so the children of Parklands were asked to find out more about what they might like to do in the future. Whether it is applying to be a Supply Teacher, joining the Royal Air Force or going into Veterinary Care, it is important for children to be aware of the work involved in following such a career path. The children were also asked to write and send thank you letters to all the visitors who took time out of their day to visit the school.