A look towards the future for schoolchildren in Downham Market

Careers fair at Nelson Academy School Downham Market.. Pictured Richard Allen and Scott Jarvis (Spring Board TV) with children from year 6.

Careers fair at Nelson Academy School Downham Market.. Pictured Richard Allen and Scott Jarvis (Spring Board TV) with children from year 6.

Students at a primary school in Downham have been given a taste of what the future could hold for them thanks to a careers fair.

Schoolchildren at Nelson Academy in Nursery Road were visited by representatives from the RAF, St John’s Ambulance and Center Parcs among others.

Careers fair at Nelson Academy School Downham Market.. Pictured at back David Holland (C.W.A.)  Tony Smith (C.W.A.) with children from Year 6.

Careers fair at Nelson Academy School Downham Market.. Pictured at back David Holland (C.W.A.) Tony Smith (C.W.A.) with children from Year 6.

Staff at the school have hailed the event, which was held last Friday, as a huge success.

Glen Rossiter, organiser and Nelson Academy’s assistant principal of key stage two, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the opportunities available to them and realised the importance of education to help them reach their potential.

“It was a successful day and we’re grateful to all the people who came and spoke to the children.”

The day, which coincided with the fundraising Red Nose Day, also saw College of West Anglia staff on hand to explain more about what they do.

Careers fair at Nelson Academy School Downham Market.. Pictured at back Hollie Little Neil Lonsdale ( C.W.A.) with Students from (C.W.A.) and children from year 6.

Careers fair at Nelson Academy School Downham Market.. Pictured at back Hollie Little Neil Lonsdale ( C.W.A.) with Students from (C.W.A.) and children from year 6.

The activity-based stands from the college included: Springboard TV who brought along their cameras; the technology department who offered up construction tasks, and the hair and beauty department supplied temporary tattoos and nail painting.