Ethan helps at museum on his enforced day off

Nine-year-old Ethan Crowther - pictured right - working at Eureka for the day after strike action closed his school.'Pictured in the 'bank' are visitors Kiara Ryan, eight and Chrystal Ryan, six, with staff member Lisa Crowther and son, Ethan
Nine-year-old Ethan Crowther - pictured right - working at Eureka for the day after strike action closed his school.'Pictured in the 'bank' are visitors Kiara Ryan, eight and Chrystal Ryan, six, with staff member Lisa Crowther and son, Ethan

While most children spent yesterday with their feet up, one youngster went to work as a bank manager.

Ethan Crowther, nine, couldn’t attend Woodhouse Primary School because it was closed by the strikes.

Iinstead, he spent the day giving out cash cards and teaching people how to use the cash machine at Eureka children’s museum in Halifax.

He was taken their by his mum, Lisa Crowther, from Brighouse, an enabler at the musuem,

Lisa said: “It’s hard for some working parents to find childcare, especially for one-off days like today.

“I’m really lucky to work somewhere that I can bring him, and he’s even been able to start his work experience early,” she said.

As well as working in the bank, Ethan spent the day in the Sound Space and helped children and their families learn about music and soundsand worked in the gift shop.

Lisa added: “Ethan doesn’t know what he wants to do when he grows up but I think he’d definitely like to come here every day instead of school.”