Corby pupils find out more about the world of work

Pupils at a Corby primary school have been finding out about different jobs during its careers week.

Each day workshops have been held at Our Lady’s Primary School, Occupation Road, with more than 20 professionals from a wide range of occupations visiting to pass on their knowledge.

Gerard O'Neill, 8, trying on the mayoral chain of office with mayor  Judy Caine

Gerard O'Neill, 8, trying on the mayoral chain of office with mayor Judy Caine

Today (Thursday, June 27) Corby mayor Judy Caine led one of the workshops, giving children the opportunity to find out more about what it’s like to be a councillor.

She also explained her duties as mayor.

Learning mentor at the school, Sami Scott, said: “This exciting opportunity is about giving children practical, hands on, taster sessions of a whole range of possible careers so that they will have a wider range of futures to dream about.”

All the workshops lasted two hours and during the week pupils had the chance to try out microscopes with a biomedical scientist, plaster a wall, set up their own mini parliament, find out what it takes to become a paediatric nurse, a forester, a chef, a musician, an engineer, a dancer and a film maker to name but a few.