Careers ‘Speed-Networking’ Event

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Careers ‘Speed-Networking’ Event

On Tuesday 2nd July, Coloma welcomed over 45 guests to school, to speak to our pupils about their careers and pathways they took to get there.

We were fortunate enough to welcome people from a variety of industries including; clinical psychology, medicine, sports coaching, hospitality and journalism.

Year 10 pupils met our guests first and gained a real insight into the world of work and the depth of opportunities available. Many of the pupils commented that their minds ‘had been opened’ to careers such as forensic psychology and civil engineering; job sectors they had never before considered.

Our Year 12 students met our visitors during their PSHE lesson and were able to speak to them, not only about their careers but their experiences and qualifications at the post-18 level, something they found was invaluable, as they begin to write their personal statements for their UCAS applications.

Our Year 9 students finished the event off with plenty of thoughtful questions and were even able to greet the London Fire Brigade, fire truck and all, on our school playground. Some of our pupils were lucky enough to try on the fire-fighter equipment and even set-off the truck’s siren!

We would like to thank all of our guests for giving up their time so generously and we are delighted that we have managed to provide such an opportunity for our pupils.

Mrs R Dulley