Pupils to report from careers fair

Published June 14, 2018 at 16:26

Pupils will become reporters for the day when they attend a careers, employability and skills fair organised by Rossendale Council.

The eight students will interview businesses, take photos and use social media to promote Rossendale Works which takes place at The Adrenaline Centre, Haslingden, on July 10.

Journalist and PR specialist Catherine Smyth is managing the team of Year 7s from All Saints’ Catholic High School, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, Fearns Community Sports College and Whitworth Community High School.

Fearns pupil Holly Duffy has already designed the logo for the event which is aimed at both pupils and the wider general public.

It features a head with cogs inside the brain and Holly explained:

I thought about Rossendale Works and thought that sounded like cogs making something work and then thought about putting those cogs inside someone’s brain.

I used the colours of blue and green because they are the colours of Rossendale, the hills and the river.

Pupils from Rossendale’s seven secondary schools will attend the event between 9am and 2pm to learn about the wide variety of careers in the Valley – with around 50 local companies and voluntary organisations displaying interactive activities to really showcase what they do.

Pupils will also take part in a science workshop to learn about the skills needed for science, technology, engineering and manufacturing jobs.

From 2pm until 5pm, the fair will be open to the general public when there will also be specific workshops on adult apprenticeships, budgeting, self-employment and interview techniques.

Businesses interested in attending Rossendale Works should contact Megan Eastwood on meganeastwood@rossendalebc.gov.uk or call 01706 252480.

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