Career tips for 1,000 students at Wales High School event

MORE than 1,000 students from across the Rotherham area had their futures in mind when they attended a school's careers fair.

Around 50 stallholders, including employers, colleges and universities, were at Wales High School for the event — the first of its kind at the school.

The event was open to students in Year 11 and in sixth form — not just from Wales High School, but from all schools in the area.

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Representatives from the Higher Education Progression Partnership, which provides advice on higher education, gave talks about apprenticeship applications and universities.

Organiser Mr Kier Birch, who is deputy director of the school’s sixth form, said he was pleased with the turnout on what was a dark and rainy night.

“This shows the passion our community have for our children’s futures, as both students and parents were invited across Rotherham,” he said.

“The atmosphere was electric with plenty of meaningful conversations taking place around the school.”

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Among those attending the fair were Tom Sorby, a partner at Illett and Clark Solicitors in Worksop.

He said: “It was amazing to see that students and parents from other high schools in the Rotherham community had come along and it wasn’t just those from Wales.

“There was a broad spectrum of employers from all sectors, making this event an opportunity to show both students and parents that career options are endless.

“There are definitely talented and enthusiastic students at Wales High School and in the wider Rotherham area.

“It was great to meet the people who will be the future of our community and I’m already excited at the prospect of another event next year.”