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February 7, 2019

Careers Day

EVERY pupil in Fearns got the chance to explore their potential future at a careers day.

In total 22 different colleges, universities, employers, the army and training providers packed the school gym to outline the different career options.

Kalumn Ridgway, 15, who is interested in a military career said: “I found it interesting and learnt that to do A levels could help you in later life.

“Going to the careers fair has made me think about what I am going to do and look at the different options.”

Also having a stall was Future U - a government sponsored initiative aimed at making all pupils realise their potential regardless of their background.

The two robots on the stall proved a huge draw as pupils worked out how to pick up and manoeuvre a cube into a cup.

John Westwell, 15, said: “I tried to use the robot arm and I found it really hard. I didn’t expect it to be that hard. After school I would like to be a plumber.”

Fearns Careers Co-ordinator Mrs Bollard-Wilkes said: “Today is all about providing the pupils with the opportunity to find out just what is out there and we have had pupils from Years 7 to 11 attend.

“Every pupil interacted with a university, a college or a potential employer and at lunchtime the providers were also available to answer further questions.”

Leon Yilmaz, 15, said: “I have learnt about colleges that Ihad never heard about before and I realise now that there is a course out therefor everyone.”