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Unity Schools Partnership's decision to involve more Haverhill schools in an annual careers day proved to be a big success




An annual careers fair has been declared a success after it was extended to cater for students across Haverhill.

Over the last three years, students from Samuel Ward Academy have benefited from the event, which is attended by local and national employers across a wide variety of sectors.

Last Friday’s event was hailed the biggest and best yet after students from across the Samuel Ward year groups were joined by counterparts from Castle Manor Academy and its neighbouring school, Churchill Academy.

Matt Hancock MP officially opening the Unity Schools Partnership Careers Fair at Samuel Ward Academy. Picture by Russ Bennett
Matt Hancock MP officially opening the Unity Schools Partnership Careers Fair at Samuel Ward Academy. Picture by Russ Bennett

All three are part of the Unity Schools Partnership and Jacqui Singleton, the event organiser and careers advisor from Samuel Ward, said she was delighted to extend the offer.

She said: “The careers fair is a great way to give students a chance to find out more about different opportunities that might appeal to them when they leave our schools.

“We were delighted to have so much support from different sectors and we would like to thank everyone who attended the event.”

The event was officially opened by Haverhill MP and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock, who expressed how pleased he was at the range of employers on show and the number of studetns who were able to benefit from it.

He said: “I was delighted to have opened the Unity Schools Partnership Careers Fair.

“It was fantastic to have pupils of the three secondary schools in Haverhill – Samuel Ward, Castle Manor and Churchill – all there together. There was an incredibly wide range of employers represented at the fair – such as construction, engineering, agriculture and law – to name a few.

“What a great opportunity to have so many different types of careers and employers under one roof for the young people there to get to learn about, and to have them start thinking about their futures for when they leave school.”



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