Students at a Bordon school could have their future worked out after impressing exhibitors at a careers fair.

The Oakmoor School event was primarily aimed at Year 8 and 9 students with older groups getting a look at lunchtime.

Students impressed with their questions after being challenged to have at least six meaningful conversations with exhibitors about future career options.

The event attracted an impressive list of exhibitors from Asmodee and Activate Learning to Microsoft, BAE and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Plenty of local employers, like Treloar, HSDC Alton, BCoT, PETA and Old Thorns also had stalls with students being encouraged to “be open to all possibilities”.

Students relished the chance to speak to local employers and training providers about future careers with everyone from board game makers to accountants offering advice.

Parents were also given a chance to learn more about future opportunities for their children with Dr Beth Linklater, enterprise co-ordinator at the Careers & Enterprise Company giving a talk.

She said: “I spoke to lots of students about apprenticeships and technical pathways into employment.

“They were so enthusiastic and polite, and could really begin, even at a young age, to articulate their skills and interests, and hopes for the future.”

She added: “The main tip is to keep talking, be open to all possibilities, and do lots of research.”

Exhibitors are happy to attend future fairs at the school with assistant headteacher and organiser, Rob Riley, thanking firms who took part in the successful event.