A SPOT of detective work was recently undertaken by pupils at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School.
They had their eyes opened to the different careers available to them during a ‘career detective’ session delivered by Henley-based careers guidance provider In2Ambition.
Women from various professions – including a finance director, police cadet, nurse, fashion designer and football player from Coventry City – spent a morning chatting with then pupils about their jobs.
Kufa Matiya, CEO at In2Ambition, said: “There is a perception that students who attend grammar school will all look to follow more traditional professions and career paths, which can put immense pressure on the students and limit their choices.
“As an innovative, all-girl school, Stratford Girls’ Grammar looked to buck the trend and employed In2Ambition to highlight the vast array of career choices available to women today.
“I hope that introducing these bright young students to successful women who are running businesses, managing teams and following their dreams has helped to breaks down barriers, change perceptions and opened their minds to opportunities which they may not have otherwise considered.”
Headteacher Jacqui Cornell said the girls had enjoyed the day and came away with much food for thought.
She added: “Whilst many of our students choose to go to university, we have a number of girls who opt for a variety of apprenticeship programmes and so the importance of providing impartial information on the range of options available to them is immeasurable. “