Support your local primary schools

27 Feb 2017

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As part of our ‘Learning to Work’ programme, this Summer St Helens Chamber will once again be organising a series of Careers Carousel events across a number of the Borough’s primary schools and are calling on local businesses and their employees to get involved.

These events allow children to explore the world of work, giving them the opportunity to meet adults from the local business community and consider the types of careers they may have in the future.

The Chamber looking for volunteers from the local business community to spend a morning in a local school. The events are fun, rewarding and a great way to give back to your local community and help shape the workforce of the future.

Primary School Co-ordinator Natalie Armstrong explains: “The event is a carousel style activity. The children work in small groups and travel around the carousel to interview the adults about their careers, education, skills and qualification etc. There is no need to prepare anything in advance as all the questions come from the children.

“The events give the children a really useful insight into the different types of jobs that are out there and helps them to start thinking about their future careers. It really is a great experience and it would be fantastic to have some new companies involved in the programme. Anyone from within the company can volunteer, regardless of their job role.”

The events last for a couple of hours in the morning and will take place between May and July in primary schools right across the Borough, including:

14th June – St Theresa’s, Sutton
16th June – St James, Haydock
21st June – Willow Tree, Sutton
22nd June – Sutton Oak, Sutton
28th June – Wargrave, Newton le Willows
30th June – St Anne’s, Sutton
5th July – Queens Park, Denton’s Green

Helen Lee, Headteacher at  Oakdene Primary School in Rainhill commented:  “Children at Oakdene have followed the programme for a number of years and have said how much they enjoy the sessions – from learning how much they would need to earn to talking to employees and self-employed business people they are immersed in the World of Work.”

For more information contact Natalie Armstrong on 01744 742131 or email natalie.armstrong@sthelenschamber.com