Year 12 girls had a three day conference after they had finished their AS levels learning about the university applications process, the benefit of gap years and volunteer work as well as how to go about securing relevant industry placements.
Speakers included Lindsey Dorrington from the University of Nottingham, Hannah Riley from ‘Projects Abroad’ and Jade Wellings from ‘A Year in Industry’, as well as the school’s own full-time head of careers, Julietta Dawson.
Girls with responsibility within the school also enjoyed an interactive training session with leadership and teamwork lecturer Robert Haigh from Chester University, discovering more about motivating teams to achieve objectives.
New Head Girl Amber Prothero said: “The conference has been a fantastically useful three days for all of us. Whether we have made up our minds about career paths or not, the experts gave us insight and knowledge around the options available to us and the benefits and drawback to each route.
“The leadership training was also very useful for those of us in school who have formal roles, run committees, clubs, teams or projects. I’m certain that the training – as with the experience that we get here – will be enormously useful at University and when we get our first jobs too.”