Dagenham youngsters learn about the world of work

Pupils from Southwood Primary School and Beam County Primary School

Pupils from Southwood Primary School and Beam County Primary School - Credit: Archant

They might be a few years off getting their first jobs but primary school pupils have already started learning about the world of work.

Thirty children aged seven and eight years old took part in Work Week to develop and progress their awareness, knowledge and skills.

Three classes from Southwood Primary School and Beam County Primary School, both in Dagenham, took part in the week-long initiative held at Abbey Leisure Centre.

Run by charity 15billion-ebp, the sessions helped children develop their understanding of different jobs and financial capabilities.

Pupils from Henry Green School in Dagenham will get a chance to take part in similar workshops later in the year.


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Cllr Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for education and schools, said: “Developing children’s sense of responsibility and their cooperation, enterprise and problem solving skills makes the right connection between learning and success in adult life.

“The children who took part and their teachers were delighted with the visits and the chance to learn.”

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