Children grill grown-ups about what they do all day

Chiltern Primary School in Basingstoke welcomed a range of people from the local community into their classrooms on 28 February 2019 as part of the school’s early celebration of ‘National Careers Week’.

 As part of an event organised by the Basingstoke Consortium, the children enjoyed a quiz-style game called ‘Guess my job’, designed to give them an insight onto the working world.

The Year 5 and Year 6 students asked their visitors, including a CEO, a solicitor, an administrator, and two electricians, a series of questions to try and guess what they did all day.

Gynn, Deputy Headteacher from Chiltern Primary School, said: “Employment is shifting and changing. Teaching the children about all the different roles that there are out in the working world really helps them to gain new ideas about what they might be ‘when they grow up’.”

Dave Watson, an electrician from Sovereign, said: “It was great fun giving the children hints about my job, they asked some really searching questions. Hopefully, we’ll come in again to teach them more about the need for people to work within trades like carpentry, plumbing and electrics.”

National Careers Week runs from 4 – 8 March and aims to promote opportunities and engagement in education and employment.