It seems that the government is keen for primary school kids to start thinking about careers. The idea is that they should get a taste of what opportunities are out there. See the full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8322627.stm
I think this needs to be handled sensitively. On the one hand the idea presents a fantastic opportunity to encourage kids to aim higher by exploring and trying things out. Conversely, choosing a career might be seen as just another pressure for children and their teachers in an already busy school life. And I know quite a few adults who have ended up unhappy in careers that they chose to win parental approval, rather than the career that suited their particular strengths and interests. Could this scheme be potentially steering impressionable kids down some wrong tracks?
I need to get some opinions and different perspectives on this. What do you think?