Pupils at Braehead Primary have been busy widening their knowledge of the world of work.

Schoolkids heard from a parent who has written a book and all classes enjoyed visits from a range of professionals, including three different types of nurse, an engineer, a lawyer, a vet, a fireman, a scientist, a navy officer, a café owner, an author, a hairdresser, an MSP, a children’s boutique owner and a car manufacturer.

On the day of the careers fair, youngsters had the chance to complete a scavenger hunt and all of the volunteer employers had a pitch and display board to show off their skillset along with any props and visuals relevant to their career.

A visit to the local job centre was also arranged and the week culminated in a “Dress as your Career Day”.

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Anne McFarlane, head teacher, told the Reporter: “Our school was a hub of excitement when members of our local community and parents visited the school to share their knowledge and expertise of working in a variety of different jobs.

“Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the activities on offer and now have a wider range of career aspirations as a result.

“The event was developed as part of the national drive on Developing the Young Workforce and was organised by acting principal teachers Laura Joyce and Donna Borthwick. We are very proud of the success of this event in inspiring our children.”

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