Pupils will get a chance to consider their future careers

Mark Menzies at KGS careers fair
Mark Menzies at KGS careers fair

Kirkham Grammar School’s pupils are to get a lesson with a difference.

The school is staging a ‘Your Future Careers’ Fair in conjunction with the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber.

Kirkham Grammar was the first school to sign up for the programme earlier in the year.

Young Chamber co-ordinator Hayley Topselvi said: “We have staged successful careers fairs already this year and we hope this will be another success story.

She added|: “ The aim is to host an evening that will inspire our next generation of workers to make the most of the education opportunities open to them as well as think about possible careers.

“We have an excellent range of exhibitors lined up who I’m sure will give everyone who attends plenty to think about in terms of their future direction.”

The event, on April 21, will be held in the school’s Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) and is open to students aged between 14 and 18.

Grocery boss Edwin J Booth, chairman of both, E H Booth and Co Ltd –the Grocers of Distinction – and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, will open the fair.

The event will include workshops on medicine and LinkedIn for Sixth Formers, as well as an appearance from the Bloodhound Project team.

Lorraine Hargreaves,the school’s head of business studies and economics and careers head said: “ “We are happy to work with the Young Chamber in staging this event.

We have always recognised that, as a school, our responsibilities towards our pupils are not only delivering excellent lessons in the classroom but extend towards preparing them for the future.”