A Saltcoats schoolgirl experienced the world of work recently when she joined her on the job.

Sophie Diamond went to work with her dad Craig at CGI in Glasgow as part of the IT giant’s Bring Your Daughter To Work Day.

The day is a special event run by CGI at its various offices across the world in a bid to inspire more girls into STEM in a fun and proactive way.

During her ‘shift’, Sophie enjoyed working with robots and learned about coding and internet safety. The twelve-year-old also had fun constructing towers out of food.

Sophie, who is a pupil at St Matthew’s Academy, said: “Seeing my dad’s work was really interesting. It was cool to see what my dad gets up to. I went with my dad for a meeting on how 5G mobile works.

“My favourite bit about the day was the robots. Marty the robot was funny when he danced.

“I enjoyed learning about coding and learning how to stay safe online.

“We built towers out of jellybeans and spaghetti, which was fun.

“I want to be an art teacher. I could teach drawing, painting and use computers to teach graphic design.”

Craig added: “This was a great opportunity to get my daughter interested in technology in a fun way.

“It’s important to show future generations, especially young women, what opportunities studying STEM subjects offer.”