Farmer, financial adviser and English teacher were all incorrect guesses of my job at the “What’s My Line” careers event at Davison High School for Girls on Friday.
The school had invited me, along with a number of other professionals, to volunteer for a grilling by the students, who were tasked with guessing our occupations.
In small groups, the perplexed and slightly nervous year-nines tentatively posed their questions, which we could only answer with a “yes” or “no”.
Popular lines of enquiry were: “Do you work in an office?”, “Do you work with children?”, with the occasional random one thrown in like “Do you work with the dead?”
The event was set-up ahead of the students’ selection of GCSE subject options in January, and aimed to open their minds up to the different types of careers there were.
For the full story, and to see what students guessed East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton’s job as, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, December 6.