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11 Nov 2009
IOC News

Dare to do a Job – Discovering the World of Work

Seven 10-13 year-olds, the sons, daughters and family members of the IOC staff, spent the whole day yesterday at the Vidy headquarters and Olympic Museum in order to discover the workplace of their fathers, mothers, aunts or uncles.

A marathon programme enabled them to discover the establishment, from the President’s office to the Museum collections, while hearing about the work of the Olympic Games Department, Youth Olympic Games section, communications, the library, the historical archives, the museum guides and the creation of a museum exhibition.
During the communications presentation, the children learnt about the multifaceted areas of work in the Communications Department and took part in a mock press conference.
Elevenses, lunch at The Olympic Museum, tea, a group photo and small gifts alternated with various presentations. All the children left enchanted, with some of them convinced they wanted to follow in the footsteps of their nearest and dearest.
The “Dare to do a Job” day is part of an awareness programme run by several Swiss cantons, enabling primary and secondary school children (9-15 years old) to discover different professions.

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