One student admitted that his dream job would be at McDonald’s and we see his point (Picture: Channel 4)Students of The Great British School Swap were asked to challenge their perception of ‘dream versus reality’ jobs in the latest episode.
Among the pupils’ aspirations aired on Tuesday night were hopes of becoming a pharmacist, an engineer, a judge, an actress and even a spy.
But then one student admitted his dream job would be at Maccy D’s because of all the free burgers and in that moment, he was all of us.
Pupils from a predominantly white school and a mainly Asian school have swapped places for a social TV experiment challenging misconceptions (Picture: Channel 4)The series sees 12 Year Eight and Year Nine pupils from a predominantly Asian secondary school in the UK switch places with those in a school where 95 per cent of the students are from a white British background.
The show’s been aiming to dispel the misconceptions between the two races.
Among the white British students, realistic jobs seemed to be strikingly at odds with their aspirational jobs.
One student said that she would like to be an actress but it was likely that she would end up ‘stacking CDs in a shop’.
After that, another pupil said he wanted to be an engineer but he expected to become a ‘trapper,’ or a drug dealer.
Within their subset, one student said he didn’t want to go to university because he would probably drop out in the first year due to the stress.
As part of the final episode, the children were taken to the town of Tamworth to help at a market stall.
Students from the two schools have been getting to know more about each other after being thrown together in a blended school (Picture: Channel 4)More: TV
Learning some helpful lessons in hard graft, the students were asked to try to sell crisps and sweets at the local street market in an area where the local population is 97% white.
But viewers were horrified when a market stall holder, when asked on his thoughts on Muslims, said that they should ‘go somewhere else’ – before insisting that he was not a racist.
He told the cameras: ‘I just don’t like Muslims at all. If they want to practice what they practicing then let them do somewhere else and practice there instead of here.
‘I’m sorry, I’m not a racist, but it’s just how I feel.’
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