Professional writer and alumnus of St Margaret’s School for girls in Bushey, Yasmin Jones-Henry, has been appointed the new school governor. She seeks to champion the nurturing of intelligent female ‘change-makers’ and use her networking skills to communicate the school’s best assets to preserve its history.
She commented: “As an ‘old girl’ I really feel I can represent the girls and provide a voice for them on the board. I’m humbled to be appointed as a governor at such a young age, it’s an accolade and something I wasn’t expecting to achieve until much later in life. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to give something back to the school that nurtured, empowered and encouraged me to be the woman I am today.”
Yasmin works as a freelance journalist for national newspapers writing about ethical fashion and economics. Having launched her own ethical fashion publication to provide a platform for new lifestyle brands, the new governor has always shown a passion for writing and was also on the editorial team for the school’s own magazine during her student days.
“I’m really inspired by the pupils I have met at St Margaret’s and I’m reminded daily of just how precious and in some cases, still endangered, women’s education is around the world. The need to make it count is what drives me to keep pushing,” she concluded.
Rose Hardy, Headmistress at St Margaret’s School, said she believes Yasmin will help to strengthen the school’s roots in a current and relevant way.