Leigh Academies Trust were delighted to host a joint Dartford year 8 options event recently. Our students are currently considering which GCSE choices they will make so in order to assist them, twenty five local businesses attended to advise on possible career options. Included within our valued exhibitors was recent alumni of the Leigh Academy, Carl Lincoln.

Carl, owner of Wiser Wealthier (www.wiserwealthier.com) commented

“As a Leigh Academy alumnus it was a joy to be back amongst the Leigh Academies Trust students. I’ve just left a job and started a new business so I enjoyed giving them a different perspective on the world of work and showing them that there are other ways to make a living other than the traditional routes. In using examples of their favourite YouTube stars, I hope I was able to inspire them to create something for themselves. There was a great mix of local businesses and I’m sure each gave a slightly different aspect of working life. I wish that we had something like this when I was at school!”