Primary pupils choose a career at Big Me fun day

Four-year-old Riley, who dreams of playing for Norwich City and "tackling everybody". Picture: KAREN

Four-year-old Riley, who dreams of playing for Norwich City and "tackling everybody". Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Youngsters at Northrepps Primary School came up with career choices ranging from farmer and footballer, to doctor and Disney princess, as part of women and children's charity ActionAid's annual 'Big Me' day.

Northrepps Primary School Oak class teacher Kate MacMillan and her pupils, who came to school dresse

Northrepps Primary School Oak class teacher Kate MacMillan and her pupils, who came to school dressed as what they want to be when they grow up as part of children's charity ActionAid's Big Me Day. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

The initiative, which is expected to raise £50,000 for the charity's work supporting poor and disadvantaged people around the world, saw youngsters at 300 schools across the UK don outfits showing what they want to be when they grow up.

Among the dreamed-of careers at Northrepps were prospective pop star and future firefighter, to vet, midwife, computer game designer and racing car driver.

Five-year-old Lauren's job choice was police officer, as she wanted to: 'arrest people and help people', Riley, 4, dreamed of playing for Norwich City so he could 'tackle everybody', six-year-old pals Paige and Molly both plumped for hairdresser, while Anthony, 6, who opted to be action hero James Bond, went to school wearing his dad's tie and a 007-style shirt.

'I like him because he does dangerous stuff like fighting baddies and he's got a car that goes under water,' he said.

Five-year-old Bonnie, who dreams of becoming a vet and Bonnie, 6, who wants to be a nurse. Picture:

Five-year-old Bonnie, who dreams of becoming a vet and Bonnie, 6, who wants to be a nurse. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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Oak class teacher Kate MacMillan, who came up with the idea of signing up for Big Me day, praised the school council for organising activities, which included a cake sale with proceeds going to ActionAid.

'It has been lovely,' she said.

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