Bury Grammar Schools have a proud tradition of inspiring young people to aim high and achieve their potential, and our biennial careers convention acts as a celebration and reaffirmation of this.
At this year’s convention, students and parents were treated to talks from experts from a wide range of career areas, from medicine to the airline industry – and plenty in between.
Representatives attended from some of the UK’s most prestigious universities, including from as far as Dundee and Belfast, to highlight to pupils the academic opportunities that await when they take the step into higher education, as well as the professional openings that can arise afterwards.
At BGS, we strongly encourage our pupils to explore all avenues open to them, and we want to cater to those who understandably are considering alternatives to paying hefty university fees: that’s why at this year’s convention we also highlighted the benefits of following a less traditional academic path, with talks on the advantages of higher level apprenticeships and studying abroad.
There was also a great deal of interest from students in presentations from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, in particular from girls and boys from our outstanding Combined Cadet Force (CCF).
We are proud of the impartial and independent advice we give our pupils so they can make the right career choices for themselves. The careers convention is one way in which we deliver this service, and the school is immensely grateful to those friends – alumni, parents, business and universities – who help us to do so.