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Youngsters ‘graduate’ after jobs sessions at Aire View Infant School
4:41pm Friday 25th April 2014 in News
Pupils were rewarded for their enthusiastic participation in a project to give them a taste of what jobs they might want to do one day.
Aire View Infant School youngsters dressed in gowns and mortar boards for a university-style graduation ceremony.
They have all taken part in an initiative called Aire View University, in which visitors have come to school to help stage a huge variety of extra-curricular activities.
Pupils could complete sessions focusing on areas such as first aid, fashion and beauty, drama and sewing.
Younger children were offered gardening, cooking, den-making and a pets club. The latter featured visits from a vet, the RSPCA and a dog groomer.
Assistant headteacher Tim White-head said: “We’re trying to give the children a first-hand idea of what they might like to do when they are older.
“It’s also about involving parents and the local community in the school.
“It’s been a huge success and we hope to extend this further.
“Next half-term we hope to invite a florist into the school to run a club, and a parent who is an accountant will run a business club.”
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