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Career inspiration for Evelyn Primary School

by Lisa Bennett

Children at Evelyn Primary School in Prescot, recently found out about potential careers at an aspirations day.

They had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Police and Fire services, the construction industry, alongside a solicitor, radiographer, photographer, paediatrician, golfer and school nurse.

The children were also able to quiz Councillor Graham Morgan, the Leader of Knowsley Council and Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Steve Rotheram about their political careers.

The school has its own unique curriculum called ARCS curriculum (A Real-life, Creative, Skills-based curriculum) which aims to provide children with varied life skills, for example, being a global citizen and how to become an entrepreneur.

As part of this, the school has regular Aspirations Days where children have the opportunity to find out about different areas of work, potential future careers and ask questions of the volunteers who attend.

Carole Arnold, Headteacher at Evelyn Primary said:

“Widening children’s horizons is something we always aspire to do.  We are very grateful to the members of the community who gave up their valuable time to make the event successful.  We are sure that the children were inspired by what the visitors had to say. My thanks to Laura Gregory and Emma Shanks, our 2 NQTs, who organised the whole day with such creativity.”

Cllr Graham Morgan said:

“I was delighted to be invited to the Aspirations Day, it’s a wonderful opportunity for children to find out about potential careers and to think about their future. They were all really engaged and who knows, I may have inspired a few of them to pursue a career in local politics.”

Here’s what the children thought of the day:

‘It was fascinating to be able to ask them all questions’

‘I loved trying on the uniforms’

‘It was exciting to talk to the policeman’

‘I don’t know which one was the best – I could be anything’

‘It was nice to talk about ‘Reaching for the Stars!’