‘You can do this too’ is Downham Market Sixth Form post-18 day aim

Naomi Belsham, 17, and Olivia Evitt, 16, at Downham Market Sixth Form's post-18 day ANL-161107-160016001
Naomi Belsham, 17, and Olivia Evitt, 16, at Downham Market Sixth Form's post-18 day ANL-161107-160016001

Year 12 students at Downham Market Sixth Form had the opportunity to attend talks from ex-students and experts about life post-sixth form on Friday.

The 16- and 17-year-old pupils could choose two 45-minute talks on topics ranging from university life, working in the police, working in a prison and journalism.

Guest speakers gather prior to the talks at Downham Market Sixth Form post-18 day. ANL-160714-141621001

Guest speakers gather prior to the talks at Downham Market Sixth Form post-18 day. ANL-160714-141621001

The head of Sixth Form, Alison Hornby, said: “Post-18 day is really valuable as the students get to choose from 23 different workshops. This gives them real insight into the reality of their possible careers.”

It comes as the students will start applying for university places, jobs or apprenticeships for when they leave school next year.

The aim of the workshops was to give students an opportunity to meet informally with guest speakers, including the Lynn News’ Rebecca Chilvers, and to talk with them about their career.

Ellie Cook, 17, and Tom Daniels, 16, attend a journlism workshop at Downham Market Sixth Form post-18 day. ANL-160714-141607001

Ellie Cook, 17, and Tom Daniels, 16, attend a journlism workshop at Downham Market Sixth Form post-18 day. ANL-160714-141607001