School children get career head start

Published: 8 Feb 2013 14:400 comments

A CAREERS fair offered hundreds of youngsters a head start in planning their futures.

Sasha Hollowbread, Charley Haines, Stacey Kamasho and Fiona Baleci from St Josephs School sample noodles cokked by Mark Weavers from Kitchen Craft.
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More than 1,500 Year 9 pupils from Slough schools spoke to career advisers, employers and further education representatives at the Learning to Work event on Wednesday and yesterday (Thursday).

Among the 60 exhibitors at The Centre, in Farnham Road, were Slough Borough Council, Slough Community Leisure, Sainsbury's, Mars and Kitchen Craft.

Nancy Lalor, Learning to Work project executive, said: "We're really pleased with how it went and got some really great feedback."

She added 84% of the pupils who attended on the first day said they felt they knew more about the opportunities open to them after they finish school.

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