James Sellars , Leo Lui, Joshua Philips and Aston Stanley from Wright Robinson College experiencing the EON Reality 3D Icube, at the Career Aspirations Event

THE Giants were on hand to help Manchester youngsters shoot for their chosen careers.

More than 1,400 schoolchildren were offered the chance to have a go at interactive activities designed to help them choose their future career, at a skills event held in Manchester.

The Career Aspirations event, supported by The Skills Show, the European Social Fund and the National Careers Service, held at Manchester Central Convention Centre, was attended by 40 employers and training providers – many of whom offered bite-sized practical activities to help young people learn more about the opportunities on offer for their future careers.

Have a go activities included a crime scene investigation with forensic science trainers CPDMS, knitting, sewing and block printing activities with Manchester firm CDM UK and coaching for potential basketball coaches, run by the Giants and featuring players David Watts and Rob Marsden.

Digital 3D design company EON Reality, based at the Sharp Project in Manchester, displayed a virtual _