GALLERIES: Just the job! Children are welcomed to the world of work in a careers convention

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Alfie and Benjamin are impressed with the computer

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Alfie and Benjamin are impressed with the computer workings. - Credit: Archant

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.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Destiny and Chloe with the bows they made on the F

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Destiny and Chloe with the bows they made on the Florist stall with Corinne Turner. - Credit: Archant

Children from twelve schools enjoyed a careers convention aimed at encouraging them to think about future jobs.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Barclays bank stand.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Barclays bank stand. - Credit: Archant

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.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Brandon takes a look at the skeleton on the nursin

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Brandon takes a look at the skeleton on the nursing stand. - Credit: Archant

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.”

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. - Credit: Archant

“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.”

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Joey-Jade and Emily take a look at the accountants

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Joey-Jade and Emily take a look at the accountants stand and tax data, with Jo Warren from Wheelers accountants. - Credit: Archant


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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.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. - Credit: Archant

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.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Bonnie after smelling the red onion.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Bonnie after smelling the red onion. - Credit: Archant

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Grace and Nicole trying out the video interviews.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Grace and Nicole trying out the video interviews. - Credit: Archant

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The day was funded by Fenland District Council in conjunction with Sainsburys.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Pupils looking at the RSPCA stand.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Pupils looking at the RSPCA stand. - Credit: Archant

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Megan wearing the PCSO hat .

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Megan wearing the PCSO hat . - Credit: Archant

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March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Osaki reading the Cambs Times.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Osaki reading the Cambs Times. - Credit: Archant

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March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Lucy wearing the hard hat from the Kier group.

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Lucy wearing the hard hat from the Kier group. - Credit: Archant

Daisy wants to work in childcare, Abbie wants to be a midwife, Jordan hopes to become a computer games designer, Lisa wants to be a marine biologist and Harry has his heart set on a football referee job

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Jovan from Lionel Warden school Doddington with an

March Community Centre.Year 6 Careers Convention. Jovan from Lionel Warden school Doddington with an eye for an optician. - Credit: Archant

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Ellie wants to be a teacher and Bonnie wants to be a florist

Benwick Primary

Tasmin wants to be a nursery assistant and Charlotte hopes to work in hair and beauty

Manea County Primary

Chloe wants to be a sports physiotherapist for Manchester United, Lily Ray wants to be an author and Finley wants to be a romantic novelist

Townley School, Christchurch

Eleanor wants to be a vet and Michal dreams of designing spaceships

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Finley, William, Hugo and Josh all want to go into the navy so they can use guns while Teagen sees herself as either a fashion designer or a zoo keeper. Molly hopes to become a fashion designer or actress.

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