ALMOST 100 secondary school students from across Stourbridge took on roles in a variety of different jobs as part of a recent careers day.

Year 9 and 10 Pupils from Kingswinford School, Pedmore Technology School and Redhill School became engineers, entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, fashion designers and make-up artists during the Stourbridge College event.

A number of ‘aspire to be’ practical activities were presented to the students as a way of encouraging them to learn more about and develop a flair for different job roles.

Gemma Hawkins, schools engagement officer at Stourbridge College, said: “We designed our event activities to make them aware of the skills they need to develop so they can channel their interests into a rewarding career path.

“The event was also an opportunity for them to think more carefully about the education and training routes they are best suited to and how they can make use of any careers advice and information available to them.

“We received lots of great feedback from the students after the event, which means their aspirations will have moved forward as a result.”

The event included opportunities for the students to perform medical tests and develop new business ideas, while they also acted as fitness instructors, chefs and emergency services professionals.

Emma Stevens, vocational studies assistant teacher at The Kingswinford School, said: “Our students found the college’s lecturers engaging and thought all the activities were interesting.

“They will definitely be thinking more carefully about what their future working lives will involve and how they can get to where they want to be.”