Primary school youngsters looked to their future as the school staged its first careers fair.

Representatives from the emergency services, legal professions, performaing arts, the NHS, armed forces and many more visited the school to inspire the children at Ladybridge School.

The fair for Years Three to Six was designed to “ignite a spark and different passions in our children”, said Emma Walsh, personal development lead at the Ladybridge.

The day was described as a huge success.

The Bolton News: Pupil tries on a fire fighter's helmetPupil tries on a fire fighter's helmet (Image: Ladybridge Primary School)

Emma added: “We were thrilled with how many different companies attended our fair. The fact that so many people and local companies gave up time from their jobs to spend the morning with us and our children was just incredible and we can't thank them enough.

“We set up the fair in order to inspire out children by a wide range of different jobs ad careers.

“Here at Ladybridge we believe in nurturing the whole child, and developing their talents wherever possible.

“We want our children to leave us with big aspirations, and know that anything is possible, and we provide the foundations for this.”

The Bolton News: Pupil speaks with chef Gareth MasonPupil speaks with chef Gareth Mason (Image: Ladybridge Primary School)

Among the attendees was chef Gareth Mason. He said: “I love to support local events and influence the younger generation and educate them on food.

“I was quite surprised to see how many of them were interested in cooking at home which was great to see.”

Fellow stall holder Cat Gichengo, owner at Forever Treasures Photography said: “It was an honour to be asked to take part in a career's fair. It is important that children are made aware from a young age the career opportunities that are available to them.

“I was therefore excited to inspire the younger generation in giving them an insight into the different career paths that they could possibly take.

The Bolton News: Pupils learn about photography from Cat GichengoPupils learn about photography from Cat Gichengo (Image: Ladybridge Primary School)

“I wanted to encourage children to believe in themselves and peruse their talents and dreams. I stressed that they could achieve anything if they put their mind to it.”

The fair is being followed up by a celebration at the school of Aspirations Week.

“We have Makbul Patel, from the Great British Bake Off coming into school to speak to our children about his journey and the mayor of Bolton, will be coming in too,” Emma said.