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Careers advice for Burnley primary schoolchildren

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A musician, vet, plumber and even an international goalkeeper have hopefully inspired Burnley schoolchildren to pursue their dreams.

Around 120 children from Brunshaw, Padiham Green and Springfield Primary Schools learned about the varied careers when they visited Burnley Football Club’s UCFB College of Football Business.

Padiham Green teacher Mrs Carole Atkinson, who helped to organise the event, said: “We want to inspire the children of Burnley and Padiham that there are lots of exciting careers available here in our borough.

“Chatting to people actually doing these jobs should hopefully make them more focused and eager to learn.”

Burnley-born England Women’s goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis, who now works for the UCFB at Turf Moor, told the children how her career had taken her around the world.

She said: “I went to primary school around the corner from Turf Moot at St Stephen’s where I started playing football.

“Events such as this are an opportunity for the young children to see what is available in town. One of my aims is that the UCFB becomes an integral part of education in Burnley.”

Other professions represented at the event were dentistry, midwifery, joinery, plastering and the emergency services.

A police horse and ambulance parked up outside Turf Moor for the children to see and they also sampled some homemade buns.

Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Andy Tatchell, told the children how his own son Scott had attended Brunshaw Primary School and went on to gain a double first from Oxford University, a PhD, and now works in the City of London.

He added: “Education is a way to take you to places that you can only imagine.”

 

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