National Mining Museum Scotland proudly welcomed over 300 school pupils to the first ever Midlothian Primary Schools Careers Event on Wednesday 31st May! The Event saw primary school pupils engage with over 40 employers and professionals from across Scotland.
The Midlothian Primary Schools Careers Event succeeded in showing that it is never too early to plan for future careers. Employers and professionals from a wide range of sectors and industries inspired pupils from Primary 5 classes across Midlothian through demonstrations, interactive and fun activities. From construction, emergency services, STEM, sport, to heritage and culture there was an employer or professional to interest every pupil in attendance as they spent the day exploring and learning.
Full list of employers and professionals can be downloaded below!
The Careers Event was organized in partnership between the National Mining Museum Scotland and Newtongrange Primary and was supported by Developing the Young Workforce, the Mining Institute of Scotland and the Mining Association of the United Kingdom. MIST and MAUK in particular are passionate about inspiring young people about the diverse engineering and green energy jobs of the future!
Victoria Brown, Education Manager at National Mining Museum Scotland said “This Event was the first of its kind and wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing employers and professionals giving up their time to support it. The day had the “wow” factor as pupils had the unique opportunity of not just hearing about career pathways but getting the opportunity to try it for themselves! The feedback from schools and employers has been so positive that we’re already planning for next year.”
The Event has had an incredibly positive impact on the schools and their pupils, assisting them to learn in a different environment and to help relate school subjects to practical applications in future careers.
Laura Campbell, Head Teacher at Newtongrange Primary, noted “The Midlothian Primary Schools Careers Event was a fantastic opportunity of our Primary 5 learners to be introduced to and inspired by a huge range of employers. I was impressed by how well the event had been organised and how engaging the stalls were for all of the pupils. Our learners returned to school excited to discuss the skills they need for learning, life and work. “
NMMS would like to thank all the employers and professionals who supported and assisted in making this event possible.