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World of Work

During each termly topic, we try to invite relevant people in to Branston Juniors, to speak to the children abou their job and how the subjects they learnt at Primary School are still being used in their jobs today!

For example:

"Chocolate" Topic: We invited in a chocolatier called Mr Hansen (http://www.mrchocolate.co.uk). He brought in various pieces of equipment that he uses and told the children all about how chocolate is made. He then set the children a challenge of designing and making their own chocolate bars. When he came back to the school, later that term, he chose some winners and made their designs into proper sized chocolate bars that the children could buy! What a tasty challenge and a great way to raise funds for the school!!!

"Around the World in 80 Days" Topic: We invited a parent in, who works at Thomson Travel Agents. She told the children all about her job and what skills she needs to use each day. She then set the children a challenge of making persuasive front covers for travel brochures! She was very impressed by the winning entries and chose winners per class and then first, second and third overall!

"Primary Futures": We invited 20 adults from all different vocations and employments, using the 'Primary Futures' scheme (http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/schools-and-colleges/primary-futures) whereby adults can register their interest to volunteer to go into Primary Schools to speak to children about their jobs. We held a 'gender stereotyping' event, whereby the children ahd to guess what jobs some of the volunteers did...then the various volunteers spent time in each classroom speaking to the children about their jobs and how the subjects they learnt at Primary School are still being used today.

 

We are always looking out for relevant people to come in and speak to our children - making links between school and the world of work. Please look at our 'Curriculum' section on this website to find the topic titles, and if you think you can come in (or you know someone who can come in), please contact the school...we'd love to broaden the children's minds into all the possible jobs that they could aim for!

You might also wish to register on the 'Primary Futures' website...or encourage your colleagues to do so! http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/schools-and-colleges/primary-futures

 


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