AN OSWESTRY school’s annual careers fair this year has attracted more than 250 students.

The annual event at Moreton Hall welcomed Year 11 and 12 students from Oswestry and North Wales where they had the opportunity to explore different avenues to take as they look towards starting their careers.

Exhibitors from 38 UK universities as well as representatives from 40 professions and industries gave students a taste of a wide variety of paths to choose from.

The school’s own alumni are always a key part of this highlight of the school calendar and vet student, Molly Ashworth, financial expert, Annabel Marsden, Daily Mail journalist Hannah Tomes, entrepreneur Jo Chavasse and interior designer Antonia Woodley-Jones were all popular destinations for the students.

Lakelands Academy Year 11 pupil Isobel said: “We’ve had amazing opportunities to talk to people we wouldn't usually get to meet.”

Fellow-student Emily added: “The seminars were fantastic - I really enjoyed finding out more about Gap Years.”

Moreton Hall student Emma agreed, she said: “It’s really helped me start the decision-making process and widened my understanding of all the exciting opportunities ahead of me.”

For deputy chief constable of Merseyside Police, Serena Kennedy, at the careers fair both as a delegate and as a Moreton parent: “It’s been fantastic to meet lots of young people from around the area with a real interest in giving something back to their local community.

“There's been lots of interest in the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Scheme. There really is something for everyone at this excellent event.”