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Tuesday, 16 October 2012
As part of their careers programme, girls from years 10 to 13 at Bolton School Girls’ Division had the opportunity to listen to a number of speakers with successful creative careers.
Several of the speakers were old girls of the school, including actress Anna Northam, classical singer Angela Rowley, Education Officer at the National Glass Centre Rachel Groves, Journalist Claire Donnelly, Fashion Designer Liz Smalley, Product Design graduate Sarah Stevens and Music graduate Nina Birley.
Other speakers included children’s author Annabel Pitcher and gothic author Sam Stone, actor Simon Trinder, Producer Chris Wright and Dr Elke Weissmann from the Film and Television Department of Edgehill University.
Some pupils were lucky enough to take part in workshops on the day. Claire Donnelly, a freelance journalist who regularly writes for the UK’s national print media followed her talk with a session for those students who are set on a journalism career. Actor Simon Trinder also held a workshop for a small group of pupils who intend to pursue a career in the theatre.
The day allowed the girls to explore the variety of different routes available to them if they decide on a career in the Arts.