YOUNGSTERS at a Milnsbridge school have been learning about business life in their village.
Children from Crow Lane Primary School have been visiting nearby businesses to develop a sense of pride in their community. Appropriately, the project is called From the Crow’s Nest.
The project has seen the school link up with local businesses and tap into a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience employed in the area.
Crow Lane has opened its doors to encourage members of the community to take part in class discussions about different career opportunities.
One of the latest visitors was Stephen Selbie, of Selbie Opticians, who spoke to the children about what his job entails.
Children have also visited party venue Party Dreamz and the Temujin Mongolian Restaurant where the class of key stage one children had the chance to see a working kitchen and ask lots of questions about the food and where it comes from. They were then treated to a noodle dish cooked especially for them in the open kitchens.
Project co-ordinator Lee Bray said the project was a great success: “This project is a fantastic opportunity for the children of the school to embrace the community in Milnsbridge and be proud of the diverse range of business that takes place here. Children often come to school with narrow aspirations and low expectations, but by exposing them to different career paths and professions they will develop an appetite for learning and a drive to succeed.”
More visits are planned for the new year with the goal of every class visiting a village workplace and discussing their findings with their peer groups.