A vital insight into the world of work

JPCT 020714 S14270364x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. ex-pupil Scott Smart and Alex Baragwanath of Harwoods, Pulborough showing their Range Rover Sport  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-120549001

JPCT 020714 S14270364x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. ex-pupil Scott Smart and Alex Baragwanath of Harwoods, Pulborough showing their Range Rover Sport -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-120549001

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Careers Morning is held every other year at St Mary’s School.

This event is overseen by the School Council.

JPCT 020714 S14270342x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Stephen Cross, Storrington tree and garden specialist with daughter Hazel,9 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-120240001

JPCT 020714 S14270342x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Stephen Cross, Storrington tree and garden specialist with daughter Hazel,9 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-120240001

All children, from Reception through to Year 6, participate in the experience. Parents, friends of the school and local businesses are invited to come into school to talk to the children about their world of work.

This year proved to be another successful event and was well attended by a number of adults talking about a variety of different job opportunities.

The children were excited to explore the ‘career stations’ which offered a wealth of knowledge and experience.

The children had interesting questions to ask and were keen to engage with numerous ‘hands-on’ experiences.

JPCT 020714 S14270332x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Jan Dougharty of Brinsbury Campus, Monty,11 holding Giant African Landsnail, and William,11, holding Madagascan Hissing Cockroach -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-120008001

JPCT 020714 S14270332x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Jan Dougharty of Brinsbury Campus, Monty,11 holding Giant African Landsnail, and William,11, holding Madagascan Hissing Cockroach -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-120008001

These included styling hair, designing cars, studying dental hygiene, modelling police uniforms, exploring a Range Rover vehicle, observing tree surgery, practising the use of a stethoscope, caring for creatures such as tortoises, unpacking a rucksack of resources used at Pulborough Brooks, looking at ‘behind the scenes’ information from retail stores and trialling methods a vet might use to help sick animals.

The morning provided children with a unique insight into the world of work, a chance to think about the relevance of their learning experiences in school and maybe some aspirations for the future!

St Mary’s School would like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers from the school community who made the morning such a success!

Photos by Steve Cobb

JPCT 020714 S14270311x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Ella,9, Dr Rachel Gilll, specialist registrar in public health, and Josh, 10 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115732001

JPCT 020714 S14270311x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Ella,9, Dr Rachel Gilll, specialist registrar in public health, and Josh, 10 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115732001

JPCT 020714 S14270307x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Helen Bullingham, oral health promoter with Sussex Community NHS Trust, Lea,10, and Mia,11  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115541001

JPCT 020714 S14270307x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Helen Bullingham, oral health promoter with Sussex Community NHS Trust, Lea,10, and Mia,11 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115541001

JPCT 020714 S14270302x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Rachel,11, Jane Harris a dental surgeon in Chichester and Julia,11 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115345001

JPCT 020714 S14270302x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Rachel,11, Jane Harris a dental surgeon in Chichester and Julia,11 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115345001

JPCT 020714 S14270293x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Archie,11, Carol Boniface PCSO in Pulborough, and Ben,11 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115137001

JPCT 020714 S14270293x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Archie,11, Carol Boniface PCSO in Pulborough, and Ben,11 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115137001

JPCT 020714 S14270285x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Megan,10, Terry Oomerjee of Arthur Lodge Vets, Max,11 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115001001

JPCT 020714 S14270285x St Mary's School Pulborough. Careers day. Megan,10, Terry Oomerjee of Arthur Lodge Vets, Max,11 -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140207-115001001