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Mount Vernon Primary Pupils Plan for Their Future

Updated: May 2, 2019

The Hoolit Directory was delighted when Mount Vernon Primary School invited them to take part in their Careers Fair on Thursday, 28th February Deputy Head Teacher, Victoria Collins said “The idea is to invite local businesses/professions along to hold a stall. The pupils will move round the different stalls gathering information and asking questions.” Some of the other exhibitors invited were the BBC, Scottish Ambulance Service, Tropic Skin Care, Dogs Trust, Clyde Munro Dental Group, Strathclyde University, NHS, Glasgow Libraries, Wilson Photography, Police Scotland, Road Safety Office, Army Recruitment Team and Tesco.

Over 170 P4-7 children visited the Careers Fair and asked us some interesting questions about what our job involved, who we worked with, what skills did we need, how did we train for our job and what did we want to do when we were at school. We were interested to hear what they wanted to do too. Some of the answers included an interior designer, dance teacher, pilot, surgeon, marine biologist, social worker and actress.

The fair was part of their Careers Week during which the children enjoyed various activities including a visit to Easterhouse Fire Station, a visit to Tesco Shettleston, a Dogs Trust Workshop and a question and answer session with “People Who Help Us In The Community”. These included a doctor, a librarian, a lollipop person, a postman, a minister, a police officer, a firefighter and a head teacher.

The Careers Week was part of Education Scotland’s Developing The Young Workforce Career Education Standard. This recognises the journeys children and young people make as they learn about the world of work from the early years to the senior school phase. It sets out what children and young people will learn and what parents/carers, teachers/practitioners, employers and Skills Development Scotland will do to support

their learning.

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