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Inspiring Careers Talks

Dr Suzy Lishman – President of the Royal College of Pathologists, spoke to the students about pathology and the best and worst aspects of her job.

Wednesday afternoon, OLCHS were lucky enough to host talks by three industry professionals from Inspiring the Future. The goal was to let pupils hear first-hand about the world of work from successful experts from a wide range of sectors.

Chaayya Syal – BBC Broadcast Journalist, spoke to the students about her passion for writing and how she first got into journalism by writing for a local newspaper in the sports section.

The Charity, Education and Employers, which runs Inspiring the Future, connects state schools and colleges with employers and people from the world of work. Volunteers pledge one hour a year to visit a state school or college near where they live or work to talk to young people about their job and career route.

Inspiring the Future has also launched an Inspiring Women campaign. It has 20,000 amazing women ready to talk with girls in state schools about the ‘job they do’ and route they took. The purpose is to raise aspirations and break down job gender stereotypes which are evident from age 6. We at OLCHS look forward to inviting inspiring woman to our school again to let the girls see that they can do anything they put their mind to.