Primary education goes live with My World of Work
Pupils in P5-P7 at St Mary’s Primary in Largs have benefited from interactive lessons with My World of Work Live.
My WoW Live offers a suite of activities for pupils to learn more about key job roles of the present and future. From game design to cryptography and much more, pupils learn about how key skills relate to real-world jobs.
Over the past 18 months, My WoW Live Adviser Morna Fisken has been delivering sessions with the upper school pupils. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, sessions have mainly been hosted online but have now moved back to face-to-face delivery.
We especially realise the importance of digital skills. Workshops on games design and coding have been particularly well received.
The school, which was nominated at the Scottish Education Awards for its dedication to preparing P7 pupils for the world of work and learning beyond academia, have been delighted with the way My WoW Live complements the school curriculum.
Mary Hume, Head Teacher at St Mary’s said: “It has been great having Morna come into the school for My WoW Live sessions. We’re very proud of the work we do with our pupils in getting them to think about careers and jobs. Every year, we host a ‘World of Work’ week which encompasses everything from former pupils coming in as guest speakers to getting our P7s out on work placements with local employers.
“At St Mary’s we are well aware of the job sectors which our young people should be thinking about. Pupils, through a variety of activities, will get practical experience of industries and sectors such as engineering, tourism, hospitality, IT and leisure. The beauty of My WoW Live is that the activities are fun and really enhance the work we do with the pupils.
“We especially realise the importance of digital skills. Workshops on games design and coding have been particularly well received. The pupils can directly make the connection between the fun classroom activity and career routes they could realistically pursue in the future.”
Thanks to St Mary's Primary for allowing us to use their photographs with this article.