FROM machine guns to ballot boxes and night vision goggles ...
Pupils at one South Tyneside school got the chance to see what the working world is really like.
Children at Sea View Primary in Horsley Hill, South Shields, spent all of last week learning about the ‘Wonderful World of Work’.
On Friday, they were visited by the Queen’s Own Yeomanry – the Army reserve’s light armoured reconnaissance regiment – officers from Northumbria Police and the Royal Air Force.
Headteacher, Jane Cunningham said: “We wanted to give the children the chance to see the types of careers they can achieve if they work hard in school.
“I think sometimes it’s hard for them to realise what they are working towards and sometimes youngsters leave it too late to decide what they actually want to be.”
Children got the chance to try out riot gear, have a peer through night vision goggles and climb onboard an armed Army vehicle.
Earlier in the week they were visited by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Fay Cunningham, and took part in their own elections, complete with a ballot box.
Mrs Cunningham said: “The children have had a wonderful time.
“They’ve enjoyed meeting with all of the visitors, it’s really opened their eyes. And I think the fact that they’ve been able to get hands-on and involved has made it even more fun for them.
“The school really appreciates everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to come along.”