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Gone may be the days of children dreaming to be princesses and pirates. School children from as young as seven will now be given careers advice, a new UK government plan revealed Monday.
Under the plan, UK primary schools will offer career-related learning, as well as opportunities to experience university life and the world of work, to children aged seven to eleven.
Launching the new scheme alongside soccer team Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Schools Secretary Ed Balls said school children would receive mentoring from older students and successful business people, in addition to careers advice via Facebook, YouTube and blogs.