A PILOT and a policeman were just some of the costumes worn by children at a Stretton primary school to introduce them into the world of work.
William Shrewsbury, in Church Road, Stretton, held an Enterprise and Science week which began with an assembly on careers.
The children were asked to come to school in clothes that represented a particular job.
Other activities include a science competition. The school also invited people in to share their experiences of working life and the qualifications, and skills needed to be successful. These ‘Careers Cafés’ involved many careers, and children were visited by the police, Baked by Gingers (a cake-making business), an engineer, a vicar, a technical director of a gaming company, a scientist, a physiotherapist, a youth worker, a writer and Dan’s Cannons.
Matt Runacus, assistant head teacher who organised the event, said: “It was a brilliant week and the children learned many new skills and ideas. They really enjoyed the Careers Cafés and now know what different jobs people do and the attributes needed for a wide variety of careers.”