THEY do say it’s never too early to start thinking about your career options.
And youngsters aged seven and eight are doing just that after enjoying a taste of different trades and occupations – from building to radiography to riot policing.
Around 90 pupils at Owler Brook nursery and infants in Grimesthorpe, Sheffield, tried their hands at tiling, bricklaying, hairdressing and nail-painting when 11 visitors came into school for a ‘world of work’ event.
Police riot officers allowed the children to try out the equipment they use. Tilers and bricklayers let the kids get messy practising their skills.
Deputy headteacher Kit Oldham said: “We had people from all kinds of trades here, from a computer expert to a textile engineer and police and firefighters. The children had a range of activities they wanted to do and all the activities proved really popular as the youngsters went around.
“It was a taster of the different jobs opportunities there are out there.
“The youngsters were able to ask about what skills they might need for a certain job and think more about what they want to be when they grow up.”