Youngsters in South Tyneside got the chance to learn about the world of work at a special event.
A careers day was held at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Jarrow to give Year 6 pupils a chance to visit the school and meet people from a range of jobs.
The day was organised by Inspire Smart Education and hailed a big success.
Gaye Young, a project manager at the organisation, said: “It went really, really well and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.
“The feedback we had from the organisations taking part was fantastic.”
Gaye said they organised a similar event last year, just for the students at St Peter’s and St Paul’s RC Primary, which was so successful it was decided to widen it to more of the borough’s primary schools.
The children thoroughly enjoyed itGaye Young
In total nine of South Tyneside’s catholic primary schools went along to the event which has held at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy.
Gaye said the reason behind the event was to introduce young people to the world of business and work at a young age.
She said: “It is about trying to plant the seed now, so they have some idea what the business world is like.
“They can get some idea about their focus is going to be and what directions they want to take.”
Dozens of representatives from numerous businesses and organisations went along to talk to the children and tell them how they achieved their goals.
Children had the chance to talk to police officers, nurses and members of the armed forces, as well as civil servants, a magistrate, an engineer, an animator and people from a marketing company.