Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Careers in Primary School

Today's youngsters would rather be a teacher or a vet than being famous, a poll has suggested.
Despite the influence of hit TV shows like The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, 'Pop star' came seventh in a survey of children's career ambitions. The survey, commissioned by the Children's Mutual to mark National Childcare Week, asked 1200 parents of five to seven year olds what their child had said they wanted to be when they grow up. The top answer was a teacher followed by a vet.
A footballer was third (world Cup influence possibly). Rounding out the top five were doctor and firefighter. The poll also found differences between genders. While boys dream most of being a footballer, a girl's top ambition is to become a teacher. (Irish News 8th July)

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