Jobs day success at Ladywood Primary

NILA 20-06-12 BE 6 Jobs day at Ladywood primary, Kirk Hallam. Journalism with ilkeston advertiser reporter Amy Hirst. Alicia Maltby, Kirsty Lawdon-Simpkins, Jessica Smith, Agnieszka wierzchucka and taylor Hartwright.
NILA 20-06-12 BE 6 Jobs day at Ladywood primary, Kirk Hallam. Journalism with ilkeston advertiser reporter Amy Hirst. Alicia Maltby, Kirsty Lawdon-Simpkins, Jessica Smith, Agnieszka wierzchucka and taylor Hartwright.

“I’d like to be an astronaut,” said one voice.

“I want to be an actor in films,” another Ladywood pupil added when teachers asked what they want to do when they grow up.

To help give them a few ideas, teacher, Joanne Jerrom organised a jobs day at the Kirk Hallam school.

Advertiser reporter Amy Hirst held a journalism workshop while Pc Louise Stevenson talked about careers in the police force, Amy Godsmark and Jacqui Constantine spoke about their jobs as fitness instructors and Charlotte Blyth from Kirk Hallam Sports and Technology College hosted a careers session.

Animals and workers from Oakfield Farm and their talk about working with in the industry also proved a big hit with the children.

“I wish there was something like this on offer when Iwas at school,” Mrs Jerrom told pupils at the beginning of the day.

“Deciding what to do when you’re older is something that people don’t think about until they’re older so it’s good that you’re being taught all about different jobs now.”

Throughout the day pupils from all year groups worked their way around the classrooms learning about different careers.

Catherine Oliver, ten, said theday had helped her understand more about having a job.

She added: “I want to be a journalist.

“I’ve always liked the thought of listening to people and writing it down.

“Learning about shorthand was really interesting because it’s sort of like having your own language which would be good.”

Netta Gamble, ten, said: “I have really enjoyed today.

“I want to be an actor when I’m older but if I can’t be there are lots of other things.

“I enjoyed the journalism part.”

After the workshops, Mrs Jerrom said; “The children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves today.

“It’s been a great success, the children have experiencedlots, worked together and contributed to discussions.”

See page eight to read what more pupils said about the day.