AN ANDOVER school celebrated National Careers Week last month with an array of activities, providing students with a bounty of future career choices.

Harrow Way Community School held a week full of assemblies, talks, and events all designed to inspire and guide students toward their future career paths.

School assemblies headed by assistant headteacher Graeme Fluellen underlined the importance of the choices students have in shaping their futures.

Teachers elaborated on how their subjects could influence career aspirations. They also shared their individual career trajectories to offer students perspective on potential life paths.

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Speakers within various professions were invited to give students a glimpse into sectors like law, the media and the theatre industry.

College Chambers' Derek Marshall offered Year 11 students an insight into law careers while Peter Gordon from Basingstoke College of Technology spoke to Year 10 students about opportunities in video game design, broadcasting and other media areas.

Drama students had the chance to learn about jobs in theatre, including stage makeup, thanks to Bex and Mike Rungen.

Tuesday was a day fully dedicated to career-orientated activities for Year 10 students.

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Activities included army-led exercises and an introduction to Unifrog, an online system that offers access to information on careers, colleges, apprenticeships and universities. Unifrog also provides tools to assist in writing CVs and cover letters, and allows for research into future opportunities.

On Wednesday, Lloyds Banking Group staff hosted interview practice sessions for Year 9 students. Despite some nerves, the value of experiencing an interview environment for upcoming college admission or job interviews was clearly recognised.

Headteacher Dawn German said: "Inspiring careers education is essential. We are proud of the wealth of opportunities on offer to our students throughout the year, co-ordinated by our fantastic careers advisor, Mrs Manning and my assistant headteacher, Mr Fluellen.

"Students have had the chance to develop life skills and attributes that are needed in the workplace. We are very grateful to all of our visitors for giving up their valuable time and making this week so memorable."

Harrow Way Community School's efforts in career guidance aren't new. Its approach to career planning and their diverse curriculum earned them the Gold Careers Mark last year.