More than 500 pupils and parents attend school’s first careers day

Chapel careers fair
Chapel careers fair

Experiences of working in the police service were shared at Chapel en le Frith High School’s first careers fair.

PCSO Karen Green went back to school to give a first-hand account of her job in community policing.

Karen and Specials Sergeant Stephen Pritchard were among 30 organisations who passed on their knowledge to more than 500 students and parents.

During the fair, PCSO Green and S/Sgt Pritchard hosted a stall and spoke to many students who had an interest in joining the police force in the future.

The policing team spoke to the teens and their parents about the different roles in policing, from becoming a regular officer, working as part of a Safer Neighbourhood team, or the opportunities as a member of police staff.

They also answered many questions and offered advice about volunteering for the police by joining the Special Constabulary or signing up as a police cadet.

PCSO Green from the Chapel Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “It was a great opportunity to be invited into Chapel-en-le-Frith High School to share my experiences and offer advice to students and their parents.

“All in all it was a fantastic event and there was a great buzz and excitement in the room.”

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