On 14 June DeLC second year Modern Languages student Niamh Steed participated in a Careers Fayre at St Gregory's R.C. Primary School, Preston. Niamh said, ‘I spoke to the children about being a student and wanting to be a teacher and what that entails.
I explained how to say "hello" in French, Spanish and Chinese, which they found really interesting, especially the Chinese as they had done a bit of French in class but most of them had never seen Chinese script before. I spoke to the children in Year 5 and Year 3, so 9-10 and 7-8 year olds; there was a big difference between their understandings of different jobs and their aspirations for the future. One of the Year 3 pupils wanted to be an archaeologist and a priest "on the side"’.
On 15 June second year students Emily Hammond (German Studies and English Literature) and Theo Aspinall (German Studies) represented DeLC at a Career Carousel Event at Hapton Primary School, Burnley.
Emily commented, ‘Theo and I really enjoyed chatting to some of the pupils, they were really driven and keen to ask us questions about university and travelling abroad. Each pupil had some idea of what they wanted to do, whether they were already set on a career path, or whether they just knew which field they wanted to gain more experience in. It was rewarding to work with such articulate and motivated young people’.
The department would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to our student visitors and to our primary school guests for inviting them along!