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Students consider career in environmental health

Students discovered how they could help make people's surroundings safe, healthy and hygienic when they enjoyed a careers talk at Neale Wade Academy in March.

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The Year 11 GCSE students, who are studying Hospitality and Catering, were given a glimpse of a career in environmental health when they enjoyed a talk from Dawn Sadler, an Environmental Health Officer at Fenland District Council.

They learned about the varied work within the role, from carrying out food safety inspections and health and safety checks to investigating noise complaints and preventing air pollution.

Jenny Sinclair, the students' teacher, said: "This was a great way for students to gain a practical understanding of an area within the hospitality and catering sector. Hearing from speakers who work closely with this sector is a valuable experience for students and will help with their future career choices."

Councillor Mike Cornwell, the Council's Cabinet member responsible for environmental health, said: "A lot of the work our environmental health team does is unseen but plays a vital role in helping keep our residents safe and well. The Council is always happy to speak to students and people considering a role in this field, and give talks to schools to explain about the work that we do."

Article added: December 6, 2017