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Percy Main pupils take over North Tyneside museum

Children from Percy Main Primary school took over Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum for a day as part of a new programme designed to help children to learn about career options from an early age.

Year 5 pupils from the North Tyneside school took on the role of staff at the museum, welcoming their parents and fellow pupils and showing them around the museum.

Phil Graham, Primary Facilitator at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), explained: “The takeover day was part of a pilot programme which we’re leading in the North East, designed to raise children’s aspirations and help them to learn about the range of career options that are open to them.

“We know that children start to make decisions that could limit their future options from as young as five years old, so we’re working with 70 primary schools in the North East to help sow the seeds of ambition from an early age.”

Hear from some of the pupils, parents and teachers involved, in this short film:



Percy Main is one of 70 primary schools in the North East taking part in the Career Benchmarks Primary Pilot, testing how the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks can be adapted for primary schools and developing an early careers programme suitable for children in primary education.

The Career Benchmarks Primary Pilot is delivered by the North East LEP in partnership with EY Foundation.

Find out more about the Career Benchmarks: Primary Pilot.