Young Chamber to provide a lesson for Kirkham’s pupils

Kirkham Grammar School’s pupils will receive a lesson with a difference next month.

The school is staging a ‘Your Future Careers’ fair on Thursday, April 21 (6.30pm-8.30pm) in conjunction with the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber.

Kirkham already has a close working relationship with the Young Chamber, having been the first school to sign up for the programme in January this year.

“We’ve staged successful careers fairs already this year and we hope this will be another success story,” said Hayley Topselvi, the Young Chamber co-ordinator.

“The aim is to stage 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 will be held at Kirkham’s Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) and is open to students aged between 14 and 18.

Opened by Edwin J Booth, chairman of both E H Booth and Co Ltd – proprietors of Booths, the grocers of distinction – and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, the fair will include workshops on medicine and LinkedIn for Sixth Formers, as well as an appearance from the Bloodhound Project team.

They are using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics via a supersonic car.

There will also be information raising awareness of the range and levels of apprenticeships, appearances from local businesses about the career opportunities available within their particular organisation, as well as a free goodie bag for every youngster who attends.

“We are only too happy to work with the Young Chamber in staging this event,” added Lorraine Hargreaves, Kirkham Grammar School’s Head of Economics and Business Studies and Head of Careers.

“We have always recognised that, as a school, our responsibilities towards our pupils not only extend to the classroom but towards preparing them for what lies ahead.

“This is a great opportunity for youngsters to see what options lie ahead for them and what potential employers are looking for in new recruits.”

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