MP tells students at the Thomas Clarkson to aim high

local MP Steve Barclay visited Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson Academy.

local MP Steve Barclay visited Wisbech’s Thomas Clarkson Academy. - Credit: Archant

Never be afraid to reach for your dreams was the message given by MP Steve Barclay when he visited the Thomas Clarkson Academy at Wisbech.

The North East Cambs MP was at the school to present awards to student ambassadors for the academy’s careers information, advice and guidance service.

The Year 11 students help other pupils by pointing out how to find options available to enable them to achieve their career goals or aims in further education.

Mr Barclay told anecdotes about his experiences at school, university and into the workplace.

He said: “It was great to meet the students and to hear about their role within the school in helping other pupils with their career and education goals. It is important that our young people learn the power of self-belief and aim as high as they can when it comes to their futures.

“Fenland traditionally has a record of low aspiration, but schemes like that run by the Thomas Clarkson can hopefully help change that.”

The awards presented were a thank-you for the excellent service the ambassadors have provided.

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Fiona Kelman, Organisational Development Manager from British Sugar, was also in the school on Friday to present an iPad mini to sixteen-year-old Katrina Richards as a thank-you for her work in helping organisers of a recent careers convention.

Katrina acted as a go-between for AB Foods one of the school’s partnership companies helping inform fellow students about the business and what it has to offer.