On Monday 27 March, four of our younger alumnae returned to school to talk to our pupils about studying modern languages at university. Catherine Steer and Jessica Parker are both in their first year and discussed their experiences of choosing a university and their particular courses, as well as their first impressions of 'life beyond the school gates'. They were accompanied by Pippa Naegeli and Grace Long who are both in their fourth year and currently applying for jobs.
St Swithun's holds a number of both formal and informal events for current pupils to help plan their future. During each event pupils have the opportunity to ask questions about different university courses, different careers and different industries. "We are always happy to welcome our Old Girls back to St Swithun's - to show them how some things have changed since their school days and enable our present students to gain invaluable insights from them into possible future opportunities" said Anna Campbell, head of student guidance.
Anne Steer, head of German and the organiser of this event, believes alumnae experiences play a powerful role in inspiring the current generation, "just as we enter the main examination period it is always useful to see our Old Girls achieving great things".