ALL PUPILS at Maisondieu Primary have enjoyed a recent focus on the world of work and leisure. The pupils appreciated hearing from a wide range of speakers who came to classes to speak about their work, including the skills and qualities required to do their jobs.
Pupils were treated to visits from a CCTV unit, the fire brigade, an occupational therapist, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Disability Dundee, a nutritionist, an offshore chemist, members from the local pipe and brass bands, Sanpado (the florist), dental hygienist and the school nurse.
The visits were very successful and the children learned a lot from them.
Pupils completed homework tasks and projects related to career education and work. As a result of the focus, the pupils have begun to appreciate the wide range of jobs that exist and the qualities and skills required to do some types of work.
They also considered their own personal interests, qualities and abilities and began to consider the types of work and careers they might be interested in.
The focus on the world of work and leisure finished with a visit from Andrea Brymer, once a pupil of Maisondieu, who spoke to the pupils about her career as a journalist for North Tonight/North Today, shown on STV North. Andrea answered over seventeen questions posed by the pupils.