The future is certainly looking bright for over 250 Year 11 and 12 students from around Oswestry and North Wales who joined Moreton Hall pupils at the school’s annual Careers Fair.
With exhibitors from 38 of the UK’s top universities, as well as representatives from nearly forty professions and industries, there was something for every taste, talent and aspiration. With visiting pupils from St Martins School, The Marches, Lakelands Academy, Dinas Bran and the Maelor School, the Moreton Hall sports hall buzzed with the sound of young people exploring how to start their career journey and realise their dream.
The school’s own alumni are always a key part of this highlight of the school calendar and vet student, Molly Ashworth, financial expert, Annabel Marsden, Daily Mail journalist Hannah Tomes, entrepreneur Jo Chavasse and interior designer Antonia Woodley-Jones were all popular destinations for the students.
Well attended seminars on a range of subjects from becoming an entrepreneur to studying at Oxbridge were an opportunity to explore the diverse opportunities in the world beyond school.
Lakelands Academy Year 11 pupil Isobel said, “We’ve had amazing opportunities to talk to people we wouldn’t usually get to meet”, whilst fellow-student Emily added “The seminars were fantastic – I really enjoyed finding out more about Gap Years.”
Moreton Hall mum, Naomi Vivian described the Careers Fair as “Inspirational – there’s so much to take away and digest – the seminar on ‘Choosing the Best University for you’ was excellent. As a parent it was lovely to be part of it – it’s changed so much since my day!”
Moretonian, Emma agreed: “It’s really helped me start the decision making process and widened my understanding of all the exciting opportunities ahead of me.”
For Deputy Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, Serena Kennedy, at the Careers Fair both as a delegate and as a Moreton parent, “It’s been fantastic to meet lots of young people from around the area with a real interest in giving something back to their local community. There’s been lots of interest in the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Scheme. There really is something for everyone at this excellent event”.