I have been asked by my son's secondary school to go to their career fair to represent Optometry. They have already asked a G.P, a physiotherapist, a nurse and a dentist so were hoping I would also join them. The school knows that I am an Optometrist because every year since my first child joined, I have asked the school newsletter to publish a request to all parents to take their child for an eye test. I have no idea how many parents actually take the advice but I am trying!
I thought I would use the College of Optometrists web site to investigate their careers information. The most interesting part was how school visits are being organised. Follow this link www.newdimensioninoptics.org I had no idea this was taking place and think it is a fantastic way to introduce young people to both the importance of eye care for themselves and to recruit them to a career in Optics.
I hope to have a successful stall, but shall also suggest the school sign up for a school visit and see how the children react.