PUPILS were given an insight into the world of employment during a careers fair held at their school.

Kings Furlong Junior, in Upper Chestnut Drive, Basingstoke, organised the event for 250 pupils.

Eighteen local businesses and organisations came along on the day to showcase what they do, including representatives from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Randstad, Twinings and the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

Representatives from Twinings taught children how tea is grown and manufactured, explaining how it ends up in supermarkets, and staff from AWE showed children how they measure radioactivity.

Pupils also learnt more about further education from Sparsholt College, near Winchester, and the University of Winchester.

Sue Dunn, assistant headteacher at the school, told The Gazette: “We are having a drive for raising children’s aspirations so we organised a career fair and lots of different organisations came and talked about skills and their parents were involved as well.

“We think it is very useful for children at the junior school to think about work. The children were asking people about different jobs and the visitors really enjoyed it.”