Futures Convention 2024

March 1, 2024

We were thrilled to welcome over 30 exhibitors to our Futures Convention, as part of Feel Fab Feb.

The exhibitors spanned a full range of sectors, such as AI, engineering, journalism, and digital and creative technologies, with former students, parents and friends of the school contributing their expertise and showcasing the breadth of opportunity available to our young people.

As well as hosting employers from a range of career sectors, we also had some local universities, a Gap Year specialist and an international university expert.

Year 9 and Year 10 were given a ‘taster’ of the experience during the school day enabling them to gain confidence in speaking to employers. Invited to attend after-school were pupils from Year 11 to Year 13 and their parents, as well as pupils from local schools.

A range of talks complemented the 36 exhibitor stands, allowing pupils to gain a deeper insight into the routes they might take in their futures.

Pupil feedback was very positive:

“It opened my mind to different possibilities that I hadn’t considered before and I enjoyed speaking to professionals from various fields.”

“I realised there were so many choices and a lot of the careers I wanted to do were linked to each other.”

“I feel more reassured about my future and the choices I will have to make.”

We sincerely thank all our guests, and the pupils and parents from WGS and other local schools who fully embraced the opportunity.