St Davids Catholic College in Cardiff is this week celebrating a Vocations Festival. “Through this Festival, we hope that our students will look at their lives, not just their exams,” said the Festival organiser and College chaplain, Fr James Siemens.

As well as stands staffed by outside organisations such as universities, charities and the army, the College hosted talks by Fr Christopher Jamison, the Director of the National Office for Vocation. “I offered students some tools for making good decisions and invited them to reflect on risk as a vital aspect of believing that everybody has a vocation,” said Fr Christopher. “I was impressed by the students’ level of engagement. One commented that taking vocation seriously can be a risky business while pursuing a career is playing safe.”

St Davids is the only Catholic Sixth Form College in Wales and has 1,600 students.