Pupils learn about the world of work during Ely College careers day

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, (l-r) Lantern Primary School pupils Poppy, an

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, (l-r) Lantern Primary School pupils Poppy, and Andrea, with PC Elvis Bonilla, - Credit: Archant

More than 500 students gained an insight into the world of work during a careers event held at Ely College.

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, (l-r) Littleport Primary School pupils Chloe,

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, (l-r) Littleport Primary School pupils Chloe, Scott, Cerys, with Head Nurse Sam Knightley, from Isle Vetinary Group Ltd, and her hedgehog, - Credit: Archant

Raising aspirations and helping year five students from six primary schools to prepare for their future, the Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event welcomed representatives from a number of businesses and organisations.

The workers explained to students from Downham Feoffees, St John’s, St Mary’s Junior, Lantern Community, Littleport Community and Millfield about what their jobs involve, whilst helping them think about their career choices.

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, (l-r) Felix, and Sam, from Littleport Primary

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, (l-r) Felix, and Sam, from Littleport Primary School, with Ely Museum finds, - Credit: Archant

The morning sessions included interactive activities to get the students involved in the event. Then, in the afternoon, year nine students from Ely College were able to talk to exhibitors, asking career questions to gain an insight into the world of work.

The ECU Trust and the Rotary Club of Littleport sponsored and helped arrange the event.

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, (l-r) pupils from Littleport Primary School,

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, (l-r) pupils from Littleport Primary School, Jamie, and Michael, with Chemistry Laboratory Manager Janine Webb, from ALS, - Credit: Archant


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