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Successful Old Girls Share Career Advice

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Successful Old Girls returned to school to share their experiences with current Year 8 pupils on Careers Day.

Rachel Flanders, Sammie Adams-Mercer, Sarah Hutton and Su Lewis ran sessions with the girls, speaking on the career paths they have chosen and offering tips and advice. The girls also ran activities in the sessions which allowed the students develop teamwork and problem solving skills

Rachel was the youngest person to row the Atlantic when she was just 17 and still a pupil at Bolton School and has been chosen as a torch bearer when the Olympic flame passes through Bolton. She is currently studying Engineering at Durham University with a summer work placement at Bentley Motors. Sarah is studying for a PhD in Physics and Astronomy at Durham University, Su studied Law at university and currently works in the volunteering sector, and Sammie is studying Business Enterprise and Innovation at Coventry University and also runs her own business which she started whilst at university.

Alongside the Old Girls, there were also sessions for the pupils from Fashion Designer Karen Tyler, Chartered Civil Engineer Eraina Smith and Microbiologist Sarah Maddocks.

 

 

 

 

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Rachel Flanders

Rachel Flanders spoke to the girls about her Engineering degree as well as her Atlantic row

Year 8 Careers Day

The girls worked together to develop teamwork and problem solving skills

Year 8 Careers Day

Su Lewis ran a session on choosing a career in the volunteering sector