Looking Towards the Future – Career Day at Burr
By Brenda Lentsch
What do you want to be when you grow up? Students at Burr Intermediate School got a chance to meet with parents and community members who volunteered to tell them about their chosen professions. Burr students learned about a variety of careers including: law, medicine, culinary art, computer programming, and even the FBI! More than 30 professionals participated in the morning sessions, held in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms. “The feedback from staff and students was fantastic!” Mrs. Pratt, Principal, commented. “It is wonderful to expose our youngsters at an early age to possible career choices that might tweak their interests and talents.”
Photo above left – FBI Agents intrigued the students with their personal stories. In photo are 4th grade students Erica Fajfer and Jamie Reardon.
Photo right: – New York City Fire Department firefighters Mr. Forte and Mr. Ott brought along some of the safety equipment (which protects the firemen up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit) they wear each day. In photo, students Ryan Ott and Cody Forte try on the gear.
Photo below – Before being escorted by their children or family member to speak to the students, Career Day volunteers gathered for refreshments and a photo.