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Over 5,000 Crawley pupils invited to huge careers fair at K2 Crawley

More than 5,000 secondary school pupils in Crawley can plan their next steps after school, at an exciting careers fair organised by Crawley Borough Council and Crawley College.



This year’s event is sponsored by Thales, St Modwen Homes and Kier Construction and pupils will have access these three companies among a range of businesses, universities, colleges, community groups and training providers, who will be on hand to showcase possible careers paths on Thursday 3October, from 10am until 4pm at K2 Crawley.

From 4-6pm, the event will be open to parents, college students and the general public who are either looking for work or for a career change.

Professionals will be there to offer attendees advice, support and guidance in navigating the world of work or discuss the pathways into further education.

Crawley’s employment hub, Manor Royal Business District, is also supporting this year’s event alongside SLN:COP, Coast to Capital LEP, the Careers & Enterprise Company and West Sussex County Council.

Continuing this, Vicki Illingworth, Principal at Crawley College, said:

“It’s so important to ensure young people in our community here in Crawley have access to high quality careers information, advice and guidance, as they start thinking about their futures.

“There are a huge range of opportunities available to them, and it’s our job to help them aspire to dream big and then work with them to help them reach their goals.

“That’s why we are once again supporting the K2 Careers Fair, an event which will give so many pupils a chance to talk to inspiring industry experts who will help them prepare for their next steps.”

Head of STEM Education and Partnerships at Thales, Eve Maywood, said:

“Thales is passionate about being part of the K2 Careers Fair as it is such an inspiring event that allows young people to make informed decisions about their future careers.

“Supporting young people within the Crawley community is vital as events like these gives them the chance to learn about employers, businesses and opportunities within their region.”

For local residents, the council’s own Employ Crawley Team will be there from 4pm, offering long-term support for those looking for work or training opportunities. For more information about the event, email employment&


Attention all local Teachers. FREE tickets for your students as Into Film Festival returns to Crawley

Bookings now open for the world’s largest free film festival, programmed with the help of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors



Pupils are once again being offered the opportunity to attend free cinema trips and access free resources through the Into Film Festival, with 3000 film screenings and 200 special events taking place throughout the UK. Returning for its 7th year from 6-22 November, the Festival is the world’s largest free film festival and its many themes and topics can be utilised by educators across the curriculum, in subjects such as English, modern foreign languages (MFL), geography, history, PSHE, politics and citizenship.

This year will feature 6 screenings in Cineworld Crawley of a variety of films targeted towards both primary and secondary students including Stan & Ollie, Vice, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Under the Sea (Imax) and Mary Poppins Returns (Autism friendly). Of those events, over 1000 free tickets are still up for grabs.

Some of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors helped programme this year’s Festival by choosing their favourite children’s films to be screened, including Sir Kenneth Branagh (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Rhys Ifans (Oliver!), Katie Leung (Moana), Naomie Harris (The Sound of Music), Matthew Rhys (E.T.) and Ruby Barnhill (Howl’s Moving Castle).

This year’s Festival is comprised of eight strands that can help educators navigate the packed programme: Mental Wellbeing & Identity, Language & Creativity, The Natural World, Exploring History, Debate, Fantasy & Adventure, Rebellion and Musicals.

The Into Film Festival, hosted by film education charity, Into Film is supported by Cinema First and the BFI through National Lottery funding and backed by the UK film industry. It is notably one of the biggest, free cultural events of the year and is curated for UK pupils aged 5-19 offering over 3,000 film screenings and speaker events covering a vast range of curriculum-linked topics.

The Into Film Festival 2019 will take place from 6-22 November. All events and screenings are free. For programme information, to book tickets and download resources visit:

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