Canning Town children meet professionals at careers fair

An actress, a doctor and a solicitor were just some of the professionals who met children at a primary school during a careers fair.

The youngsters at Star Primary in Star Lane, Canning Town, enjoyed visits from professionals working for various employers in Newham.

There were firemen from Plaistow, a doctor, an actress, a solicitor, a script writer, a politician, businessmen and charity workers, all from local organisations and employers.

They included representatives from West Ham Football Club, a plumber, electrician and decorator from Style decor services, Hannah Bosely from Richard House hospice, Emma Worby from London City Airport, Patrick Phipps a local businessman, BBC scriptwriter Laura Shaw, Rokeby teacher Shantelle Hendrickson, Sooky Lum from Great Ormond Street Hospital, doctor Kirsty Matthews, actress Channelle Owen, solicitor Charlie Mitchell,

Ekene Balogun from the N.S.P.C.C and Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales.

Louise Havercan, P.S.H.C.E. co-ordinator at the school, said: “The Jobs Fair was very successful everyone who took part thouroughly enjoyed it and said that the children asked very interesting questions. The whole purpose of the event was to inspire our children and improve their aspirations for their future life.

“The children enjoyed it because they met a wide range of people from different professions.”