Students plot future path at Swanwick careers day

YOUNG people learned about their options for the future at a special careers conference held in Swanwick.

More than 3,000 Year 9 pupils from schools in the Alfreton, Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire areas took part in the BIG event – organised by the Learning Community Partnership of six Derbyshire schools and held at the Hayes Conference Centre.

The event featured motivational speakers and a market place with representatives from universities, colleges, Post 16 schools, training providers, Connexions and employers.

The Derbyshire Education Business Partnership – DEBP – was one of the organisations that had a stand within the marketplace at the event.

DEBP had a range of interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics-themed activities that pupils could get involved in, including the use of computer microscopes, magnetism, particle physics.

Kaye Twomlow, DEBP company director, said: “We are really pleased to have been able to get involved in this event.

“We wanted to show young people the excitement and importance of STEM and the career opportunities to which STEM subjects can lead.”

For more information, contact 01246 212535 or log on to www.debp.org.