Youngsters from Whitehaven’s Mayfield School have been given a glimpse of the world of work – on wheels.

A range of local emergency services and employers have all visited Mayfield School in Whitehaven, as they hosted a Working Vehicles Day.

Each service brought with them a vehicle which the pupils could look around.

And they learned all about the world of work, safety and people who can help them if needed.

Youngsters were allowed on the back of a quad bike, while others donned helmets and learned how to use a fire hose.

Emergency sirens whirred and tractors chugged as the students were shown around a range of vehicles.

And Mayfield teacher, Trevor Milton, who organised the event, said it had been a resounding success with all the youngsters thoroughly enjoying themselves.

“It was a great event with our students being able to see all the vehicles and getting a taste of the part they play in all the different work environments,” he said.

“We would like to thank all the services and businesses who came along for their time and the interaction they had with the students.

“Our pupils all had such a fantastic time and they learned a lot from the day.”

The school thanked everyone who brought vehicles: Cumbria Blood Bikes, Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Cumbria Police, Mountain Rescue, Copeland Borough Council, Kaefer, North West Ambulance Service, Network Rail and Ali Lister.