Youngsters get a taste of the working world at careers event

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, pupils from St Marys Junior School, (l-r) PC

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, pupils from St Marys Junior School, (l-r) PC Den Williams, and Claudia - Credit: Archant

Youngsters were given the chance to explore the world of work at a special careers event which took place on Thursday.

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, pupils from St Marys Junior School, (l-r) Bro

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, pupils from St Marys Junior School, (l-r) Brody and Matthew, with the soldiers clothing. - Credit: Archant

The event, organised by the Ely Schools Partnership, ran at Ely College and was set up to help prepare students for their future careers.

Throughout the day representatives from a number of businesses and organisations met students to explain not only what their career/job involves but also to help them think about their career choices.

More than 500 Year 5 students attended the event from Downham Feoffees, Ely St John’s, Ely St Mary’s Junior, Lantern Community, Littleport Community and Millfield.

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, pupils from St Marys Junior School, (l-r) Ell

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, pupils from St Marys Junior School, (l-r) Ellis, and Tom, with PCSO Jo Andow, - Credit: Archant

The morning sessions also included activities with an interactive theme to get the students involved in the event.

In the afternoon, the Year 9 students from Ely College were able to talk to exhibitors, firing career questions to gain an insight into the world of work.

Sponsorship for the event came from the ECU Trust and the Rotary Club of Littleport.

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Ely Schools Partnership is a group of 10 schools from Ely, Littleport and Little Downham, which have formed a partnership to support learning amongst children and young people.

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, pupils from St Marys Junior School, (l-r) Ste

Ely Schools Partnership Careers Event, at Ely College, pupils from St Marys Junior School, (l-r) Stella, Grace, and Mia, with Isle Vet Group's Head Nurse Sam Knightley. - Credit: Archant

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