Waldegrave School Christmas Magazine 2022

A LEVEL CAREERS DAY The Year 12 careers day was a huge success, introducing students to the very many possible careers that are open to them. The day started with lectures from university professors from Royal Holloway, London School of Economics, St Mary’s and Roehampton, and covered a range of topics from science, Law, Criminology, English, Acting, Politics, Economics, Film and Geoscience.

ECO CONFERENCE A delegation of students from our eco council and student parliament attended an eco conference at Richard Challoner School. The conference was a great day, attended by a variety of secondary schools in the local area and featured presentations from Sir Ed Davey (former secretary of state for energy and climate change), Kerry Brown from Kingston University speaking about biodiversity in Madagascar, an officer for the borough of Kingston addressing issues in the local area, and an environmentally conscious business owner presenting on consumer habits and the experience of running a sustainable business.

A speed networking event followed by professionals from a range of careers who chatted informally to students about their own personal career path, qualifications they gained and tips on how to succeed. We had nearly 20 professionals take part ranging from GPs, lawyers, management consultants, charities, educators, engineers and marketers.

The Waldegrave delegates discussed the presentations with students from other schools and agreed action plans for their respective schools.

The day finished with a workshop on LinkedIn where students gained advice from professionals on how to set up a profile and make themselves as marketable as possible.

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