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Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS -

●● MAC­CLES­FIELD Leisure Cen­tre will host the Cheshire and War­ring­ton Sum­mer School Games 2015.

The Games, part of the Sains­bury’s School Games, take place on July 8 at the cen­tre and the ad­ja­cent Fal­li­b­roome Academy.

More than 1,000 chil­dren will take part in nine sports in­clud­ing ath­let­ics, rounders, golf, ta­ble ten­nis and gym­nas­tics.

Dun­can Set­ter­ing­ton, Ac­tive Cheshire’s strate­gic lead for ed­u­ca­tion, said he was ‘de­lighted’ to bring the flag­ship fes­ti­val to Cheshire East for the first time. ●● STU­DENTS and mem­bers of the public had the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover a world of jobs, ap­pren­tice­ships and fur­ther learn­ing at Mac­cles­field Col­lege’s ca­reers fair.

Lo­cal busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions of­fered ad­vice on ca­reer paths and train­ing op­tions.

Em­ploy­ers in­clud­ing Bar­clays, McCann Manch­ester and the RAF at­tended along­side Mac­cles­field Col­lege’s team of learn­ing and train­ing ex­perts to help those look­ing for jobs, ap­pren­tice­ship va­can­cies, op­tions af­ter GCSEs or pro­gres­sion to de­gree level.

Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley came along to lend his sup­port and said it was ‘fan­tas­tic’ to see so many visi­tors and ex­hibitors sup­port­ing ap­pren­tice­ships.

He added that he would en­cour­age all young peo­ple un­sure about their fu­tures to find out what kind of ap­pren­tice­ships are avail­able.

Dawn Ride­halgh, the col­lege’s head of busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, said ap­pren­tice­ships rep­re­sented a worth­while route to a ca­reer and added: “There is a tremen­dous range of op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able for young peo­ple in the area and it was great to see so many busi­nesses and in­dus­try sec­tors sup­port­ing our ca­reers fair.”

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