With more than 90 exhibitors and 1,500 people in attendance, Peter Symonds College's Progression Fair has been hailed a success. 

From university stalls to apprenticeship opportunities to student schemes, teenagers of all interests had a cornucopia of options to choose from at the event, on February 22, as well as many free goodies.

Organised by the college's Careers Department and student volunteers, the event ran from 10.30am until 3pm, and included stall activities and the chance to have a one-to-one discussion with university representatives.

One student described it as ‘a great opportunity to really think about what uni I wanted to go to’.

For the eager students and the visitors, this was a joyful event to participate in, satisfying any curiosities or worries about the next steps and above all, filling our pencil cases with new free pens. 

Furthermore, it provided a brilliant opportunity for student volunteers to gain vital work experience and even a £10 food voucher for their time.

Year 12 student helper Leona said: "I felt it was very useful and well organised." 

Another event is being planned by the college for next year. 

  • This article was written by Anna BP, from Peter Symonds College, as part of Newsquest's Young Reporter scheme.