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Children get a taste of their future careers with jobs fair

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

  • taking a good look: Optician Adele Peacock with Alita Akam, 10.

  • mapping it out: Former missionary pilot Mike Frith with Bryn Gregory, 10.

  • visit: Police Sgt Hazel Wasley with Ailsa Hall, 10, and Kasey Harrison, 10.

  • snapped: Freelance photgrapher Darrel McCalla with Beth Meeks, left, 10, and Emily Barker, 10.

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YOUNGSTERS had a taste of possible future careers at a special Business Bites jobs fair at Barnwood CofE Primary School.

Professionals from all walks of life, including the emergency services, science, sport, retail, aviation and a worker from GCHQ dropped in to answer pupils' questions.

Deputy head teacher, Chris Trout, who is also head of Year 6, said the day was an opportunity for children to think about their futures.

"As well as learning what working every day is really like, pupils will also take their notes away to use in many classes over the next few weeks – from literacy to maths," he said.

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