What would you like to be when you grow up? West Norfolk youngsters get some tips

Pupils at South Wootton Infant School have been creating their own art work as part of aspirations w

Pupils at South Wootton Infant School have been creating their own art work as part of aspirations week. Pictured with Gillian McClure are (L) Suzanna Fitzgerald (7) and Ferne Tansley (7). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Children growing up together have endless options career-wise, and youngsters at South Wootton Infant School have been given more suggestions this week.

As part of the school's aspirations week, each day they have been visited by people in jobs that they can aspire to, such as a fireman, midwife, butcher, chef, doctor, nurse, police officer, artist, and author.

The pupils have been able to quiz the visitors about their jobs and on what inspired them to become what they are.

The children also visited the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday to find out what the county offers career-wise.

Headteacher Joanne Davenport said: 'The children have found out about different careers and how people became inspired to do the jobs they do by meeting and questioning people from a range of jobs and careers.


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'They have helped to inspire our children to aim high and find a career they will enjoy and succeed in. So whether they want to be the next Jamie Oliver, David Beckham, Usain Bolt, J K Rowling or Jackson Pollock, there's something to inspire everyone.'

Pupil Mataya Shaw, seven, said she enjoyed the school visit to the Royal Norfolk Show, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Khyan Cooper, also seven, also enjoyed the school trip, particularly the dog show, and added: 'I want to be a personal trainer.'

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He was looking forward to the annual sports day, when the children will be aspiring to be athletes today.

Other children said that, when they grew up, they wanted to be model makers and vets, and one boy said a policeman, so he could 'capture robbers'.

What event has your school got planned before the end of term? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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