Sowing the seed for Wisbech childrens’ future - let them grow and they will prosper

Thomas Clarkson Academy, Primary Careers Convention. Representatives from Delamore with some plant p

Thomas Clarkson Academy, Primary Careers Convention. Representatives from Delamore with some plant plugs. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

What do you want to be when you grow up? More than 420 primary school children had a chance to think about that when they enjoyed a careers fair in Wisbech.

Careers Fair in Wisbech - trying out the uniform

Careers Fair in Wisbech - trying out the uniform - Credit: Archant

Nursing, youth work, horticulture, childcare, fire fighter, teaching or a solicitor were among the jobs represented at the event held at Thomas Clarkson Academy.

Organiser Annette Williams, of Wisbech Schools Partnership, said: “They have come along, asked questions, gathered information and started to give some thought about what they might like to do in the future.

“It will hopefully sow some seeds for later in their life. The feedback is really positive, the children are buzzing.”

It is the ninth year the careers event has been held.

Thomas Clarkson Academy, Primary Careers Convention. Pupil from Elm Primary having a go as radio pre

Thomas Clarkson Academy, Primary Careers Convention. Pupil from Elm Primary having a go as radio presenting.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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This year it involved children in year six from 14 primary schools in the Wisbech area.

Ms Williams said: “There is a really good mix of national and local employers who have given the youngsters food for thought.”

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