Lowestoft school hosts second fair to help pupils with career choices

Students from St Felix School and Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Students from St Felix School and Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Nearly 400 pupils attended the second annual careers fair at Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft.

Students from St Felix School and Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Students from St Felix School and Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

It was an opportunity for Year 10 and 11 pupils from the school to gain valuable information relating to further education, apprenticeships and careers, and Year 11 pupils from Saint Felix School in Reydon were also invited along.

A variety of further education providers and businesses attended, including Adnams, Boots, British Army, CEFAS, City College Norwich, East Coast Community Healthcare, East Norfolk Sixth Form College, EDF, Flagship Housing, Lovewell Blake, Lowestoft College, Lowestoft Sixth Form College, Lowestoft Town Sports Academy, M&H Plastics, Suffolk Police, Waveney District Council and YMCA.

For the Year 10 pupils it was a great opportunity to explore post-16 options in preparation for a progression and employment day to be held in June, when they will attend the Lowestoft College and Lowestoft Sixth Form College to experience different subjects.

Year 11 pupils attended the fair last year and took advantage of the event to find out even more about opportunities available to them with their chosen college/sixth form, or to discover more about apprenticeships available in various sectors.

Students from St Felix School and Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Students from St Felix School and Ormiston Denes Academy attend a careers fair. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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Vice principal Tony Bown said: 'Thank you to all the businesses and providers who attended, and thanks for the excellent feedback about our students. We were proud of their mature approach, and at how well they interacted with the visitors.

'Year 11 and Year 10 students gave some real thought to future opportunities, and were receptive to advice. The feedback from one of our providers was that 'students were well prepared, asking useful questions.'

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