WISBECH: Youngsters look at what their futures could hold at careers convention

PUBLISHED: 12:10 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:57 02 June 2010

Our reporter Adam Lazzari with Ramnoth Junior School pupils Bethany, left, and Laura at today's careers convention.  Picture: BRIAN PURDY  0003BP309

Our reporter Adam Lazzari with Ramnoth Junior School pupils Bethany, left, and Laura at today's careers convention. Picture: BRIAN PURDY 0003BP309

HUNDREDS of primary school children have been getting an insight into what their futures might hold at a careers convention in Wisbech today. The event, being held at Ramnoth Junior School, has been organised by Cambridgeshire County Council and is aimed

HUNDREDS of primary school children have been getting an insight into what their futures might hold at a careers convention in Wisbech today.

The event, being held at Ramnoth Junior School, has been organised by Cambridgeshire County Council and is aimed at getting 350 Year 6 children, aged 10 and 11, to start thinking about the sort of career they would like.

Representatives from the police, Roddons Housing Association and Royal Marines are among those in attendance and reporter Adam Lazzari is representing the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard.

He spoke to Bethany Edward, 10, and Laura Petrauskaite, 11, from Ramnoth Junior School.

Bethany said: "I want to be a journalist when I'm older. I think it must be really exciting getting out there and finding scoops."

Laura said: "I want to work with computers because that's what I find interesting."

Councillor Martin Curtis, cabinet member for children, said: "We want Wisbech children to have a chance to learn about the wide range of possible careers they could pursue as they get older.

"It is important to explain to them what the choices are ahead of them as their school career develops and help them focus on what they could do with the rest of their lives.

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