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Year 4 children given insight into world of work at Gunton Primary careers fair

PUBLISHED: 19:00 16 July 2017

The panel of professionals fielded questions from 45 enthusiastic Year 4 children. Photo: Gunton Primary Academy

The panel of professionals fielded questions from 45 enthusiastic Year 4 children. Photo: Gunton Primary Academy

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Professionals were grilled by eight and nine-year-olds as Gunton Primary Academy in Lowestoft hosted a Careers Fair.

Youngsters were made more aware of how the skills they learn in school connect with the world of work. Photo: Gunton Primary Academy Youngsters were made more aware of how the skills they learn in school connect with the world of work. Photo: Gunton Primary Academy

Local representatives from property services, local government, retail and hospitality took questions from 45 enthusiastic Year 4 children on Wednesday, July 5.

The goal was to make youngsters more aware of how the skills they learn in school connect with the world of work.

Children delved into the professionals’ career choices and were able to make direct links with subject specific skills.

Danny Steel, Lowestoft Vision chairman and managing director of Steel and Co, said: “I was very impressed with the quality of the questions and the positive attitudes.”

Each professional gave an individual talk to the curious pupils. Photo: Gunton Primary Academy Each professional gave an individual talk to the curious pupils. Photo: Gunton Primary Academy

Cheryl Willis from Enterprise Lowestoft added: “What was really noticeable was the level of awareness; extraordinary for Year 4 children!”

The fair concluded with the children summarising what they had learnt and relating the school’s values to the experience of the business visitors.

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