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Pupils at Spalding Garth School enjoy Careers Day experience

The Garth School in Spalding welcomed some very special visitors as they enjoyed a Careers Day.

Visitors at the SEND (Special Educational Needs/Disabilities) school included the Police and Fire Service and each class had a timetable of activities designed to give them an experience of different careers.

Pupils enjoyed a librarian experience in the school library, sorting and putting books away, before story time with their favourite books.

Pupils chopped and sorted salads
Pupils chopped and sorted salads

There were also some wonderful cooking experiences, with pupils chopping and sorting salad and vegetables into some delicious healthy dishes. The chicken Caesar salad was a particular favourite as the pupils became chefs for an hour.

But the highlight of the day came from the visit of the emergency services. Pupils were excited to hear the police sirens whilst also trying on the uniform and taking their own fingerprints.

They also had the opportunity to sit in the fire engine and practice spraying the hose, with some pupils even trying on a fire fighter’s uniform.

And the careers experience did not end there with classes squeezing in some time to explore different job roles, including planting seeds as farmers and role playing the position of a shop assistant.

Children at the school are aged between two and 19 and all have complex, severe and profound learning difficulties.

Assistant head teacher Laura Pavlovic, who organised the day, said: “The day has been a great opportunity for the whole school to learn about different careers.

"Learning about skills that are needed for different careers is an important part of the pupils’ learning as it helps them to have an understanding and experience of the wider community, find jobs they enjoy doing and supports with possible choices pupils can make in their transition into life after school."

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