Back to School for Wakefield PR

A Wakefield PR went back to school to inspire the next generation as part of the Primary Futures initiative.

Carmel Harrison took part in the Wakefield launch at Ossett South Parade primary school talking to the pupils about her career path and how the children could realise their own hopes and dreams by working hard.

Launched in Barnsley, Primary Futures aims to broaden the horizons of young children in some of the most deprived areas by making the link between classroom learning and the world of work more realistic through the experience of industry volunteers.Having been born and brought up in the inner city, Carmel wanted to demonstrate that you can realise your dreams if you focus, work hard and apply yourself to your ambition.

“My story of becoming a journalist and interviewing famous people really chimed with the children as did the fact that I had developed my own interest in English, reading and writing,” she said.

“They understood that being able to spell, write well and having a diverse vocabulary were relevant to many career paths as were maths and the ability to research for brain surgeons and scientists, who were also at South Parade School.

“Many had very realistic ambitions and it is the work of Primary Futures and its business volunteers to inspire the children to succeed. Anyone can help the next generation succeed by registering as a volunteer at”

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