The wonderful world of work

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REPORTERS at The Extra had better watch their backs, as pupils at St Cadoc’s primary have their eyes on jobs in journalism.

The Newton Mearns school celebrated the world of work last week by inviting relatives and members of the community to talk to pupils about their careers.

The Extra visited primary classes 3C and 5C to provide an insight into the world of local papers.

There were plenty of budding writers with burning questions, about the best and worst aspects of the job, and what it takes to be a reporter — ensuring that many will be perfecting their spelling in the years to come.

The primary three class also had a brief lession in shorthand — a valuable tool of the trade.

The pupils heard from a variety of speakers throughout the day, including an air traffic controller, a surgeon and a guide dog trainer — but more than a few were converted to the idea of news gathering.

Some had even started at home, as the week’s assignment was to interview a family member on their job.

We look forward to welcoming the reporters of the future from St Cadoc’s — but in the meantime, we hope they enjoy appearing in the paper.