Manor Park Primary School graduates with flying colours

By on July 16, 2014

Pupils leaving a Knutsford primary school this year had a special send off with an amazing graduation ceremony in Manchester airport’s Concorde hangar.

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The ceremony was the culmination of the My World project, which gave children from Manor Park Primary School their first taste of the world of work.

Experiencing work at Manchester Airport, Barclays, Bruntwood and Tatton Park, the children learnt about a variety of future job roles available to them in and around Knutsford. The jobs were as diverse as pilot, paramedic, receptionist, park ranger and security officer.

The children were treated to inspiring speeches from special guests, Captain Martin Drake and Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs.

Teacher Sarah Collier said: “The children have spent the last five weeks going out to local businesses to learn about what jobs could be available to them in the future. They have learnt some key life skills, the importance of teamwork and had a great time working together on the project.”

Lucy Beesley, Great Places community development co-ordinator, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to see different job roles in their local vicinity. Not only did this project look at employment but the children also learnt how to overcome barriers which they could be faced with along the way.”

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The My World project is a partnership between Manor Park Primary School, Barclays, Great Places Housing Group, Tatton Park, Manchester Airport, Bruntwood, Cheshire East Council, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, Knutsford LAP, OpenDoors2 and Occupositive.

Article submitted by Simon Crossley, Great Place Housing Trust

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