Funded by the Cumbria Community Foundation, the event aims to encourage children to consider their future career paths. Inspira hopes the event will raise aspirations; encouraging all children, including those living in more deprived communities, to aspire to higher paid professional occupations and to achieve their potential.
Most children’s awareness of work revolves around the occupation of their parents, so this event broadens their horizons and challenges stereotypes that children may have around certain jobs.
Deborah Naylor, Area Manager for Inspira, said: “Most employers say that they are looking for people who are able to: keep trying when things get difficult; work as part of a team and get on with people; think of solutions to problems when things come up.
“We try to show youngsters in this event what this means in real jobs to help them prepare for what is an exciting future in the West.”