First fair looks to the fu­ture

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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

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