Choosing a career can be one of the hardest decisions a person has to make, so Mullion School has given a helping hand through a whole day dedicated to that very subject.
More than 250 visitors attended this year’s Careerscope – a biennial event hosted by the school for its students, their families and pupils from other schools in the area.
Not only could young people receive help on potential careers, but the day was also for adults looking for a career change.
Representatives of various colleges, universities, training organisations and employers were on hand to explain the best courses and routes in to different jobs.
There were over 50 individual stands at the event, including representatives from Cornwall College, Truro College, Duchy College, the armed forces, Head & Head Veterinary Clinic, Cornwall Combined Training, University College Falmouth, National Trust, Sainsbury’s, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Ultra Work Based Learning and Pendennis Shipyard.
Many of the stands were interactive, with pupils able to try their hand at building a wall, cake decorating, using a giant wood turning lathe, become a crime scene investigator to interpret blood splatter, handle snakes and insects, and get their hair and nails done.
During the afternoon pupils were entertained by music performances from Helston Jazz Orchestra, Truro College’s music department and Cornwall College.
Debbie Batley, careers co-ordinator at Mullion School, said: “The event was a great success, with all the exhibitors commenting on how well organised the event was and in particular how helpful and polite the pupil volunteers were.
“Special thanks must go to the prefect team; their hard work throughout the day and evening meant the event was a great success.”
The day was equally a success with exhibitors. Penwith College Games Development commented on students’ “keen, enquiring minds,” while the Truro & Penwith College Higher Education representatives said they were impressed from the time they met students on the door through to the regular contact with staff.
When asked whether taking part in the event was worthwhile Lisa Mortensen, of Cornwall College Arts & Media, said: “Very much so and I believe students gained an insight into the creative industry as well as progression option.”