Around 150 Year 9 Students from Bourne Grammar School took part in a Careers Day at the school on Friday 10 January.
The day was supported by a range of businesses and professionals, many of whom are parents of children at the school.
The students took part in five sessions throughout the day, all with a focus on their future careers and the different options that are available to them.
The main activity was a job ‘market place’, held in the Main Hall.
The careers day gave students the chance to interact with representatives from many different professions, including a solicitor, a prison psychologist, two senior RAF officers, a police officer, an overseas football coach, an SEN educator, two marketing consultants, an actress, representatives from the healthcare profession, the agricultural industry, the sales profession and a consultant surgeon.
Managing Director of Bourne-based NB Marketing Ltd, Paula Finch, told us, “I was very impressed with the organisation of the event and with all the students we spoke to.
We had some wonderful conversations, and we were asked some excellent questions that showed real interest in the future.”
Another participant commented that that it was “good to see the students being offered this kind of support to assist them in making their choices, which all aids in them gaining confidence and vital knowledge.”
Student, Chloe Prentice told us, “I really enjoyed the day and just wished I could have had more time with all of the professions as I had so many questions to ask.”
Head of Year 9 Gemma Hempstead told us, “I am very grateful to all the businesses and professionals who gave up their time to help inform and inspire the students.
It’s been very successful, the students have gained a great deal and we expect to make this an annual event.”