21st-century career paths begin at primary

YouTubers, chemists and butchers help to break down job and gender stereotypes

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An Angus school is showing how to drag careers advice into the 21st century, by starting extremely young and bringing cutting-edge jobs and professionals into the classroom.

It used to be that when you asked boys what they wanted to be when they left school, the stock response was “footballer”. Now it is “YouTuber”, said teacher Ruth Mcfarlane, of Maisondieu Primary in Brechin, which will lead a session on careers advice at next month’s Scottish Learning Festival (SLF).

Ms Mcfarlane got Scottish YouTuber Mike Boyd in to speak to pupils – he posts videos in which he rapidly learns new skills, ...

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