On Tuesday 9 April, we saw the Senior School site inundated with visitors from all over the county.
They were here to visit the RGS Worcester annual Careers and Higher Education EXPO, which showcases all manner of professional sectors and Higher Education Institutions. With over 700 visitors from across Worcestershire schools and at least 150 delegates in attendance, the EXPO was a resounding success and the largest EXPO to date.
With Worcester BOSCH as our lead exhibitor, we had a focus on STEM and Engineering and many of the stands were more interactive than in previous years. Pupils were found playing with pendulums on the Cheltenham Science Group stand, trying their hand at suturing with a Plastic surgeon, manhandling a TV camera, or perusing the art of Bridal dress design on other stands. The variety and breadth of exhibitors was fantastic to see and our thanks must go to all our exhibitors, many of whom are part of the RGS Alumni community, for giving of their time so generously.
It was wonderful to see pupils and parents engaging with local, national and even global companies to find out about the range of opportunities that could be available to the pupils beyond RGS. For some pupils, it may have been a first step towards forging a pathway and for others, simple confirmation of what they want to do in the future; either way I have no doubt that for our pupils the opportunities that are available to them in the future are vast, wide-ranging and truly inspiring. It is our job to encourage them to explore those opportunities and make the next step in their future exciting and inspirational.
Roll on EXPO 2020!
Mrs S Nicholls, Head of Careers