90 Year 6 pupils (age 10-11) took part in a two-hour Primary WorkOut session at Brooklands Farm Primary School.
Before/After questionnaire responses showed that the pupils experienced a 9.3% increase in ‘I know what job I want to do’, 10.7% increase in ‘I know how to be a good worker’ and 8.1% increase in ‘I am motivated to work hard in School’.
“It was good because I could ask questions and they got answered well,” said pupil Freya Squires. “I learnt that if you’re resilient and a can do person, then you can do anything,” said another pupil.
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“There were lots of very intelligent questions and the children were very well behaved,” said Rhiann Chandhar, a volunteer guest from Network Rail.
Jane Tarrant, another work guest, from aZtec Commercial Cleaning, said: “I enjoyed the chance to answer questions and interact with the class. You can see the potential in kids at an early age.”
“It was really interesting for the children,” said one of the teachers. “It developed their confidence in asking questions to unknown adults. A great experience!”
Thanks to MK Community Foundation for help funding Primary WorkOut this year.
If you would like to have a go at Primary WorkOut, go to www.worktree.org/events.