Schoolchildren at Cockshutt and Criftins primary schools had a fantastic week recently as they explored their futures together.

The Mere’s Edge Federation of schools saw youngsters spend time with all sorts of professionals ranging from helicopter pilots from RAF Shawbury to elephant behaviour specialists from Chester Zoo. They had visits from the emergency services, the construction industry, the prison service, and many more.

Pupils also took part in workshops, mock courts, lessons involving sheep’s lungs, script writing sessions and even had a visit from a Dr Turton who works within the world of cancer drug development.

Staff at the schools and the local community have been astounded by how well the children have engaged with challenging professions.

A spokesperson said: "This event occurs bi-annually across the federation and really is a highlight in bringing the curriculum to life. The event helps the children to become informed about the ever growing opportunities available to them which they work hard.

"All of the professionals reinforced the ideas that anything is possible when we work hard and that you can change career over time because it is important to be passionate and committed to whatever area of work we find ourselves in."