Published on 26th June 2019
On Monday 1 July, over 350 local school children will be attending the No Child Left Behind #AmbitiousCareers event.
A number of exhibitors from local and national organisations will join the children at Pittville School and will be talking about a range of exciting careers through activities and workshops.
Cllr Flo Clucas, member for healthy lifestyles, says: “We are very fortunate to be joined by some well-known organisations such as GCHQ, Northrop Grumman, Holiday Inn Express as well as the Everyman Theatre and many more.
“The children will have a fantastic opportunity to discover roles that they may not have heard of or thought about and we hope it inspires them to fulfil their dreams.”
Tracy Brown, safeguarding and partnerships manager, continued: “We’re really excited about #AmbitiousCareers. We have a variety of speakers coming along, from firefighters, translators, scientists, paramedics and actors and everything in between.
“We are grateful to GlosJobs for supporting the event and Pittville School for hosting this fantastic opportunity for local children.”
The careers event has been put together to begin to address the inequality gap of children growing up in Cheltenham and aims to inspire all children about their future.
Belinda Wilson, director of GlosJobs, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the No Child Left Behind campaign. This exciting opportunity for local children will introduce them to a wide variety of careers that they may want to explore in the future.”
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Local school year groups 5, 6 and 7 will be attending this event.
As a result of Cheltenham and its partners’ needs assessment, Cheltenham Borough Council and its partners have committed to a year of action called No Child Left Behind that will:
- Highlight the issue of children growing up in poverty in Cheltenham and the inequality between them and their more affluent peers
- Start to address the inequality gap beginning with 12 month programme of events and activities
- Be a call to action for all sectors to work together to make transformational change over the longer-term.