VIDEO: First students at new law and accountancy academy in Luton

Some of the first students to attend Barnfield’s new law and accountancy academy in Luton have spoken about their hopes for the future.

Thirty year 10 students from Barnfield’s south and west academies have been chosen to receive specialist education one day a week in accountancy and law.

On the other four days of the school week, they would study traditional subjects.

The idea is to give students a head start in those professions because if they leave it too long, it could be too late.

One innovation is that any money they earn in paid work experience with partner companies will be used to pay for their university education should they want to continue to go for careers in those fields.

Five of the first cohort of students, all aged 14 and from Luton, agreed to be interviewed by today (Wednesday) before the new term had started.

They each had their own idea of what thety want to do. Shakera Begum wants to be a barrister while Amy Rees, wants to be successful, Patrick Lu doesn’t want to work for McDonald’s and Momina Bano loves maths and wants to be an accountant.

To hear their own words, watch our video.