THE Whitby Gazette met youngsters from Whitby Community College and Caedmon School last Wednesday and attempted to give them an insight into a day in the life of a local journalist.
The year nine and 10 pupils were attending a careers event at the college, named My Future Career and along with the Gazette, the children got the opportunity to learn about careers in over 40 different fields, such as accountancy, fitness, beauty, medicine or plumbing.
Alison Dimbleby, head of key stage five at Whitby Community College, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone for giving their time so freely to help the students gain more understanding of the world of work.
“The students’ evaluation of the afternoon has been extremely positive with comments such as ‘I thought I knew what the job was until I did the workshop session. It was great to hear from someone who really does the job every day’.”
Each of the 450 students chose four different half hour sessions where they heard information about how to get into their chosen careers, how much they would get paid and what a typical day was like.
Following the success of the careers day, further events are expected to be held in future.