SCOTLAND’S Deputy First Minister has been telling youngsters at Dunbar Primary School all about his job. John Swinney visited the school last week as part of its annual World of Work programme. The event, now in its fifth year, is a week-long programme of work and career-related activities for P7 pupils designed to develop children’s awareness, knowledge and skills for learning, life and work. It introduces pupils to a range of options for work or study, including modern apprenticeships and attending college or university. Various speakers from the community, including family members, come into the school to discuss their job, how they progressed into it, and why they enjoy it. Both Mr Swinney and East Lothian MSP Iain Gray spoke to pupils about their jobs and the skills they use on a daily basis, as well as life at Holyrood, which complemented the class’s recent study of the Scottish Parliament as part of their social studies work and a visit to the Parliament building last month. Helen Gillanders, headteacher, said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome so many informative speakers to our World of Work experience this year. “The event is part of our P7 pupils’ transition programme and gives… Read full this story
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