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Pupils and parents inspired to look to the future

Clackclose and Wimbotsham school’s are helping its year 5/6 pupils and their parents look to the future by providing them with the opportunity to think about career aspirations. On Friday 22nd March the school held its 2nd Future Fair at the school premises which combined a morning of classroom activities and an afternoon of displays run by local business’.

Downham Market High School and UEA spent time in the morning talking to the pupils about their future education and school Governor Frances Rayner helped to increase knowledge of volunteering and how this can support future career opportunities.

Careers on display in the school hall in the afternoon included a Scientist, a Musician and representatives from NHS and pupils were invited to take part in activities such as an experiment using the PH scale, wiring a plug and doing a survey as to whether they have the qualities to be a teacher. The school would like to thank everyone who gave up their time and took part in the event…

UEA, COWA, DMHS, Frances Rayner, Scientist – Ian Beech, Librarian – Janet Waltzer, Financial Advisor – Alan Knapp, Cats Protection Lindsay Tempest, Headteacher – Julian Goodrum, Artist and Designer – Peter Sek, RAF – Mark Lawton and team, Agricultural Engineer – Andrew Webb, QEH Estates – Neil Copeman and Marcus English, Infection Control Nurse – Helen Senior, NPS Property Consultants Ltd – Max Harrison and Mike Cooper, Printing – Bob Everett 

Scientist Ian Beech and pupil Tai Flemming
Scientist Ian Beech and pupil Tai Flemming

Rebecca Westall, Deputy Head, “This event was planned with the aim to raise aspirations and give children the opportunity to learn about jobs they might not have heard of before. Every child came away from the event inspired and very excited to learn more about certain jobs. Each child had a ‘ Passport to Success‘ and took this around all of the stands asking questions and gathering information.

We would like to see this event on our school calendar next year and will be inviting all of those that took part this year to come back. Next year though we would love to see careers such as Vets, emergency services, retail and post office and would ask if anyone reading this is interested to get in touch with me on 01366 383824.”

Pupils at the school found it really beneficial. Lucy said, “I enjoyed learning about what we can do in the future.” and Tia said, “I enjoyed getting to know what the people have done to become successful.”



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Member of the RAF talking to interested children