Jam-packed Higher Education and Careers Fair

Forest hosted our big Higher Education and Careers Fair last week with a packed Sports Hall full of more than 60 exhibitors showcasing from a range of universities and businesses, including employers offering apprenticeships and other organisations offering gap year opportunities.

The Fair was attended by our own Forest pupils from Y9 to Y13, but it was so good to also welcome 200 pupils from a range of local schools. The future may look uncertain in some ways but it was reaffirming to see these young people actively engaging with the exhibitors and gathering information as they consider their next steps. And thank you to the team of Forest staff who worked so hard to organise the event, lead by our Director of Futures, Sandip Charlton.

Students’ Takeaways

Throughout the day, we spoke to different year groups attending the fair, as well as, Normanhurst School to see if they found the event useful. One of our pupils said how the experience has helped them understand better with what they now need to do:

“Now I have an idea of what universities expects from me, what grades I need to achieve, how I need to get to where I want to be for the subjects I want to study.”

We also spoke to an Old Forester (CMS Law Firm) who has attended Forest’s Careers Fair previously to help students figure out if law may be the pathway they would like to enter. He says:

“It’s a good way to speak to students what being part of a law firm is like.”