IT may have been your only chance to see the mayor of Worthing trying her hand at bricklaying.
But that is exactly what happened at the Worthing Education fair, which was held at Worthing Leisure Centre.
More than 700 visitors attended the event, which featured hands-on demonstrations and trials, as well as offering a wealth of information from various colleges, businesses and organisations about what options are available to school leavers.
Hosted and organised by Worthing College, the event also managed to raise more than £1,500 for Chestnut Tree House, and was attended by mayor of Worthing, Ann Barlow.
Laine Greenland, marketing manager for Worthing College, said the event was a great success.
“It was more successful than we imagined it would be,” she said. “It was a fantastic collaboration from all the schools and organisations involved.”
Northbrook College offered several interactive stands for their career-focused subjects at the fair, including bricklaying from the construction department, free manicures from the beauty department and a performance from their performing arts students.
Also contributing to the event were larger businesses and organisations such as Barclays, WSCC Road Safety and Stagecoach Transport.
Laine said she had only received positive feedback from visitors.
She said: “So many parents came back saying they wish they had had this sort of information available to them when they were at school, and they had learnt a lot.
“After raising more than £1500 for the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and with this being such a clear area of interest for Worthing we are already looking forward to next year.”