CHILDREN from primary schools in Winsford have been given an insight into what it would be like to work in the hotel industry.

The Year 5 children from Darnhall Primary School, Over Hall Community School and Winsford High Street Community Primary School were among the 117 pupils who visited the Park Royal Hotel in Warrington to see the range of jobs on offer at a hotel.

Jess Andrews, a teacher at Winsford High Street Primary School, said: “My class have returned to school after an amazing and informative visit to the Park Royal Hotel and Spa. The children really enjoyed the tour around all aspects of the hotel and we now have lots of children wanting careers in hospitality.”

Rebecca Malone, whose son Connor is a pupil who attended the visit, said: “As a parent, it is such a great idea learning about different careers at this age. I certainly wish that I had been given these opportunities whilst at primary school.

“My son found the visit very interesting and it has encouraged him to think about all the possible jobs and opportunities which he might enjoy in the future.”

The Raising Aspirations Project is part of the Winsford Wholeplace scheme and involves teachers introducing their pupils to different careers with activities in the classroom. Pupils knowledge and learning are given further meaning with a follow up visit to a real-life workplace.

Cllr Nicole Meardon, CWAC cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Visiting the real workplaces puts the classroom learning into context and makes it come alive. The project aims to inspire the pupils to start thinking about their future career and begin planning for it.

“The visit to the Park Royal Hotel inspired the pupils to consider working in the hotel industry when they are older after they were taken behind the scenes. They learned how the different jobs work.”

For more information about the programme, contact Janet Kolita on