First fair looks to the future
A PRIMARY school held its very first careers fair recently, which has been deemed to have been ‘very successful.’
Some 17 local businesses including The Frost Partnership, Wilkins Kennedy Accountants, Skipton Building Society, Pro-Fit personal training, Thames Valley Police, Bucks Fire and Rescue, nurses, a doctor and Chesham County Councillor, Mark Shaw support Thomas Harding School’s inaugural event last Thursday (March 10).
Children in Years Three and Four took part in workshops by business people who described what they did for a living, what skills they needed and discussed the various intricacies of their roles.
Children in years five and six visited ‘stands’ in the Chesham school’s hall, where local business people answered questions on their professions, the qualities they need and skills they have acquired.
Pupils from Thomas Harding’s link school, Little Kingshill, also visited the school to take part in the fair.
Parents were also invited to join their children to visit the stands.
Michelle Gibbins from the school said: “Participants were extremely impressed with the interesting questions that children asked, and also commented on how engaged they were and how polite.
“The children interacting with
loved all the professionals, and it gave them a greater understanding of the wider working world as well as an insight to the skills and qualities required.”
Debra Franses Bean and Gabriela Chivu from Mini Monets with pupils
Ashwin Aggarwal from Wilkins Kennedy with pupils. Right top, PCSO Day. Left below, Jacqui Cuthbert and Paul Prokopiou from the Frost Partnership and right, Kelly Fox and Heenal Chhipa from Blaser