STAFF from 18 local businesses and organisations came together to inspire Year 8 pupils at Ipsley CE RSA Academy recently in their careers afternoon.
From accountancy to videography, and from space exploration to stick insects, there was something on offer for everyone, and pupils made the most of the opportunity to quiz the employers on their own experiences in education, their career paths and what they would have told their younger selves.
One employer, Thom Williams from fitness apparel brand Gymshark, said: ‘It was a brilliant afternoon.
“I really enjoyed being able to meet the fantastic young people at Ipsley and support them in recognising how they can raise their own aspirations and achieve their goals.”
Pupils left the afternoon with pockets full of freebies and brains buzzing with thoughts about their own career paths ahead of them.
One commented: “It was amazing to speak to people who used to come to Ipsley themselves, and hear about how their experiences in school have helped them to achieve so much in their careers.”