Elliot Primary School holds careers fair
Students at Elliot Primary School were treated to a careers fair in memory of beloved PE teacher Reynold Smith.
School principal Kimberly Creighton said family of Mr Reynold, including his stepdaughter Anika DeShields, took the event as a chance to call upon the school.
Ms DeShields spoke to the children along with Allen Richardson from the Labour and Training Board, about careers and the paths you need to take, Ms Creighton said, of whats expected to become an annual fixture at the Devonshire school.
With police and fire service officers demonstrating their training outside, and tables on jobs ranging from accounting to aquarists arrayed inside the Elliott assembly hall, the day proved a hit with P4, P5 and P6 students.
The Royal Gazette photographer Akil Simmons demonstrated the principles of the trade and how to hold a camera, while architect Phillip Seaman showed primary students his work restoring old buildings.
Explaining the start of his inspiration in school, Mr Seamnan said: I was so bad at art, my teacher took me to technical drawing class and said I needed a ruler to draw with.
Bermuda Red Cross health and safety coordinator Mykeisha Butterfield demonstrated CPR and explained its importance for family and friends, while mechanic Walter Welch told students how his childhood love of pedal bikes had blossomed into a career.
So far everyone wants to know how to get a bike, he joked.
Ive been telling them the advantage of learning skills like repair. Everyone on the Island has a bike. Youll always have work, especially if you like working with your hands.
Author Dale Butler spoke to youngsters on local publishing, while Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences education coordinator JP Skinner demonstrated science as a way of learning how to think and being curious.
Carpentry, emergency medicine, hospitality and professional golf were also on offer.
Mr Smith passed away one year ago while helping to organise the event, which was postponed until Friday.
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