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Silsden pupils are rewarded in jobs project
8:00am Monday 14th April 2014 in News
Pupils at a Silsden school were rewarded for their enthusiastic participation in a project to give them a taste of what jobs they might want to do one day.
The youngsters at Aire View Infant School dressed in gowns and mortar boards for a university-style graduation ceremony.
They have all taken part in an initiative called Aire View University, in which visitors have come to school to help stage a huge variety of extra-curricular activities. Pupils were given a wide range of activities to choose from. They could complete sessions focusing on areas such as first aid, fashion and beauty, drama and sewing.
Younger children were offered gardening, cooking, den making and a pets club. The latter featured visits from a vet, the RSPCA and a dog groomer.
Assistant head teacher Tim Whitehead said: “We’re trying to give the children a first-hand idea of what they might like to do when they are older.
“It’s also about involving parents and the local community in the school.”