PUPILS leaving a Knutsford primary school this year have had a special send off with a graduation ceremony, hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs, at Tatton Park.

The ceremony was the culmination of the 'My World Project', which gave the year six children from Manor Park Primary School their first taste of the world of work.

Manchester Airport, Bruntwood, Knutsford Leisure Centre, and Tatton Park provided the school children with the opportunity to experience a variety of job roles within their businesses including pilot, lifeguard, park ranger, gardener and visitor experience manager.

The project – which was run by the Manchester-based community development company OpenDoors2 and funded by Cheshire East Council, Great Places Housing Group, and Peaks and Plains Housing Trust – worked with Manor Park Primary and Knutsford Multi Academy Trust to increase aspirations and raise awareness of local job opportunities for those children living in Longridge and Shaw Heath.

Alexandra Barker, Great Places community development co-ordinator, said: “As well as providing the children with a hands-on experience of the world of work, the My World Project has equipped them with confidence boosting skills such as visualisation, goal setting and presentation skills.”