PUPILS from a Falmouth school took part in its first ever careers fair – at their own request.

On Wednesday (July 3), Year 6 pupils from King Charles School headed to the Falmouth Hotel for the event, which embraced two of the school’s core values – aspiration and achievement.

Headteacher, Lee Moscato, said that the pupils led on the project and requested for an event of this type to take place.

He said: “This event has been shaped completely by the pupils. They told us that they wanted to learn more about certain jobs and professions and they then invited them to the event.

“At King Charles we aim to provide our pupils with opportunities that inspire them to keep doing their best and go on to achieve great things. The event certainly did that and the support received from our local community was just brilliant.”

The event was supported by the Falmouth Hotel and 26 different organisations, businesses and individuals attended.

Pupil Erin, aged 11, said: “I knew I wanted to be a graphics designer and after speaking to a designer who came to talk to us, I knew for sure.”

Emma Theobald, of Exeter University, attended the event and said: “It is such a nice way to inspire the children with real-world opportunities that are right on their doorstep, and prepare them for the next steps.”

Claire Hingston, of HSBC, added that it was encouraging to see how the event built on the children’s recent learning during their ‘Money Week’ as they told her all about mortgages.

Sarah Willshaw, a parent and owner of Willow and Stone, said: “Talking to them cemented my belief in my business and my enjoyment of my profession!”

Mr Moscato thanked all of the organisations that supported the event.