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Careers Carousel 2021

After the disruption caused by Covid for almost the last two years, it was amazing to be able to hold our annual Careers Carousel again. With a great deal of careful planning, we were able to go ahead with this fantastic event, albeit on a smaller scale from in the past. With a mix of employers and educational institutions in attendance, the Sports Hall was full to the brim with talk of careers and future prospects.

The day started with an atmosphere of excitement and eagerness that at last things were starting to get back to a new kind of normal and events such as this were finally able to happen again. Employers were putting the finishing touches to their stalls as the first students enthusiastically lined up outside to see what awaited them. Year 9, 10 and 11 got the chance to visit multiple employers throughout their allocated time slot.

The buzz of career talk filled the air as students gained as much information as they could. “What qualifications do I need to be able to do this?” competed with “Is there any work experience that you think would be helpful?” Questions were answered and students absorbed the information ready to be used again in the future when planning their next steps. For most of the students, this was their first experience of career planning. It was a delight to hear some of the questions they were asking and to hear the students saying they had found a career they would like to pursue when they were older.

At the end of the day when the last of the stalls were being packed away, a sense of calm descended on the Sports Hall once again. A huge amount of information had been shared throughout the day, and it felt like it had made a real difference to some students.

- Mrs Gaulton, Careers Leader