GALLERIES: Just the job! Children are welcomed to the world of work in a careers convention
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THE WORLD of work came alive for young people when they were given a taste of jobs ranging from vet to navy officer, photographer and florist.
Children from twelve schools enjoyed a careers convention aimed at encouraging them to think about future jobs.
It is the first time a careers event has been held locally for year 6 pupils and proved such a success that the room was full of youngsters buzzing with ideas including a future budding romantic novelist and a wannabe spaceship designer.
Schools Projects’ Co-ordinator for the March and Chatteris Cluster, Alison Chandler, said: “This gives children a chance to talk first hand to people about their jobs and how they got there.”
“We hope it inspires them to open their eyes to the wide range of opportunities available and the work they need to do once they get to secondary school.”
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More than 400 children attended throughout the day at March youth and community centre and had a chance to arrange ribbons for flower displays, make playdough, take photos and see their name in shorthand.
Taking part in the event were reporters from the Cambs Times, Block Fen RSPCA, police officers, the ambulance service, DELL, Young Lives childcare, Judith Phillips pharmacist, Kier Construction, Spectacular Opticians, nurses, Wheelers Accountants, Allpress farmers, Sainsburys, Charles David photography, Barbara Taylor dentists and Fenland’s council development team.
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The day was funded by Fenland District Council in conjunction with Sainsburys.
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