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St Catharine's CE Primary pupils to explore the world of work with jobs fair
Monday 28th June, 2010

Pupils at St Catharine’s CE Primary school in Wigan will get the chance to explore their career options early as part of a ‘World of Work’ project.

The school will be working with Connexions and a range of partners including Positive Activities for Young People (PAYP), training provider, ProCo and the Education Welfare Service (EWS) to host a jobs fair for pupils and parents on Monday 5 July from 9.00am – 11.30am. Two sessions will be held on the day from 9.15am – 10.15am and 10.30am –11.30am.

A wide range of employers including the Army, Police, Rock FM, Wigan Warriors and Warburtons Bakery will be on hand to offer advice to youngsters.

Connexions Advisor, Michelle Rennox, says: “It’s never too early for the children to start thinking about what they want to do when they get older. We want to try and inspire the children, raise their aspirations and give them some information about the range of careers available to them.”

Representatives will be talking to the children in small groups on an informal basis and they will be able to move from one exhibit to the next. Small demonstrations will be given for different careers including hairdressing, flower arranging and catering. Pupils will also be able to sample some of the employers’ products for free.

Deputy Headteacher, Bernadette Worrall, says: “This will be a fantastic event for pupils. We’ve had a great response from local employers and are thrilled by their support. We’re hoping that this event will inspire the children and give them a taste of the many career options open to them these days.”

Wigan Council's Cabinet Champion for Children and Young People, Cllr Susan Loudon, says: “The current economic climate has made it particularly difficult for youngsters to enter employment. I hope that this event encourages the children to aspire to the great careers available and achieve their best.”

For more information on the event, please contact Michelle Rennox at Connexions on 01942 768055.

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