Children graduate with flying colours

03 August 2012 Last updated at 14:18

  • Children graduate with flying colours

Pupils leaving a Knutsford primary school this year had a special send off with an amazing graduation ceremony in Manchester airport’s Concorde hangar.
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, Bruntwood and Tatton Park, the children took on a variety of future job roles available to them in and around Knutsford as diverse as head gardener, park ranger, airport fire fighter and security officer.
Teacher Alison Monks said: “It’s been fantastic for the children to get an idea of what it’s like in the world of work and the things they need to do to prepare themselves for it.
“They’ve had all sorts of training in visualisation, to goal and dream setting, along with gaining some excellent presentation skills.”
Lucy Beesley, Great Places community development co-ordinator, said: “As we’re looking at the fourth generation of unemployment, it’s given the children confidence to get into the world of work, showing them the opportunities out there.”