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Past pupils inspire youngsters at Woodford Green school’s work day

PUBLISHED: 16:14 15 July 2015 | UPDATED: 16:17 15 July 2015

Former pupils at Woodford County High School for girls visited current pupils to talk to them about work and hold workshops.  Charlie Alder, 14, and Anu Pillay, 13 taking part in a design competition for former pupil Laura Smith who is now a designer in Brick Lane

Former pupils at Woodford County High School for girls visited current pupils to talk to them about work and hold workshops. Charlie Alder, 14, and Anu Pillay, 13 taking part in a design competition for former pupil Laura Smith who is now a designer in Brick Lane

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Former pupils of a school returned to the classroom to inspire a new generation of young people.

Youngsters ditched uniforms and dressed for work on Monday at Woodford County High School for Girls, High Road, Woodford Green, as part of World of Work Day, with 26 former pupils returning to run workshops and challenges connected to their jobs.

The school’s alumni talked about their jobs and careers and the challenges they face everyday with maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Pupils designed adverts, tackled international development problems and took on photography assignments to get a feel for different jobs.

Charity Future First, which seeks to build an active alumni community for schools, helped organise the event.

Headteacher Jo Pomeroy said: “In a plenary assembly, at the end of the day, the girls bubbled with excitement about what they had done.”

She added: “The former students clearly enjoyed their visit and their support of their successors was much appreciated.”


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