School shows varied ways to career paths
Tuesday 21st March 2017 @ 10:22 by Nigel P.
Business Community Denton & Audenshaw News

The boy done good former pupil at Russell Scott Andrew Gwynne tells pupils of his experience as a professional politician.



Pupils at Russell Scott primary in Dentom were the envy of other children when Labour MP and Shadow Cabinet Minister in charge of Elections and Campaigns dropped in on his old school to give them a rare insight into what he does.

Andrew Gwynne MP, held several sessions in classes of children aged from 5 to 11 explaining to them the life of a politician and how he achieved his current position.

The MP told his young audience . “Whatever you can dream of – you can be”

The Honourable Mr Gwynne, was joined  by Gold medal winning basket para-olympian athlete, Sarah McPhee, a pest controller , a surveyor, a film producer and an aircraft engineer and a lung specialist.

They were among just some of the professionals who dropped in to the school in order to tell the pupils of their career choice as part of National Careers Week .

The professionals came into the school and gave fascinated pupils a first hand  insight into their job and their route to it.

Tameside Council even sent down a team of apprentices from the Highways Department to demonstrate their pavement slab laying skills to the pupils.

Members of the Highways Department who gave up their time to demonstrate their building skills to pupils

Meanwhile there was a little role reversal going on as leading lung specialist and consultant at MRI Dr. Yassim Khan had his blood pressure taken by year four pupils.

Dr Yassim Khan has his blood pressure level taken by Russell Scott pupils.

Others who took part in giving talks included an opera singer,para medics and a film production co-ordinator.

Not an alien invasion! but the pest controller from Tameside Council demonstrating protective clothing worn while dealing with bees

Headmaster Steve Marsland explained: “We wanted to get the widest range of professions we could to emphasise to our pupils that they need not limit themselves within a narrow band of occupations.

“That if they had the right aptitude and worked hard, any job in any profession was achievable.”