Pupils take a glimpse into their future careers

Shanklea Primary School in Cramlington held an 'aspiration day' where the pupils all dressed up as a professional.  Pictured are (l-r) brothers Caelen and Aiden Pearson-Harley as a firefighter and policeman, and Olivia Coxon as a nurse.
Shanklea Primary School in Cramlington held an 'aspiration day' where the pupils all dressed up as a professional. Pictured are (l-r) brothers Caelen and Aiden Pearson-Harley as a firefighter and policeman, and Olivia Coxon as a nurse.

YOUNGSTERS at a Cramlington school have been finding out a little more about the world of work as part of a careers aspiration day.

More than 400 pupils at Shanklea Primary School took part in the day, which saw them dress up as different professions including paramedics, doctors, police and firefighters.

Headteacher Helen Brown said: “We have been building up to this day with teaching sessions over the last few weeks.

“The children have been learning about jobs in the school community as well as the wider community, and so this is the culmination of those sessions.

“They have had visits from people who have certain occupations like police, fire service, GPs, and paramedics, to give them an idea about the work they do.”