Inspiring Careers Day 2019!
On Friday 18th January, Woodside High school was delighted to host a very special aspiration event for Year 8 students. We were fortunate enough to have guests from a huge range of professions give up their morning to speak to students about their chosen career.
The morning began with a fantastic keynote speech from Peray Ahmet, Councillor and Alumni, followed by speed networking sessions. The morning continued with more speed networking sessions interspersed with two more keynote speeches from self-styled “curious engineer”, Cyril Moloney and consultant podiatrist, Emma Supple. The entire event was chaired entirely by Year 8 students, Maria Mai, Charles Lawrence, Oriona Nanaj and Harrum Hussain. The students did a fantastic job of running the event and introducing our incredible guests.
A truly inspirational event, students thoroughly enjoyed being able to find out so much about such a wide range of industries. From learning more about working with naked mole rats, brain surgery, football journalism, campaigning for political change to studying forensic science at college, our students had an amazing afternoon gaining invaluable insight into a diverse and exciting range of pathways.
This year’s event was the best yet with an incredible 60 guests giving up their time to work with our students. Students were so interested that they did not want the event to come to an end! Many, many thanks to Peray Ahmet, Councillor and Woodside Alumni, Chris Faulkes, Evolutuionary Ecologist at Queen Many University, Emma Supple, Consultant Podiatrist, Helen Finlay, Technical Manager, Brianna Hassett, Researcher, Natural History Museum, Christ Hartley, Programme Director WPP-IT, Susannah Morgan, Producing Coordinarot, National Theatre, Cyril Molony, Electrical Engineer, Rose-Mare Corbin, Advisor, DW&P, John Cane, Speech and Language Therapist, Joseph Brook, Computational Biologist, Barts Cancer Institute, Peter Holtby, STEMNET, Jennifer Etherington, Lawyer, March Masson, Lawyer, Kimberly Smith, Lawyer, Harry Osborne, Lawyer, Stel Stylianou, Football Journalist, Dominique Edwards, Coordinator LEAN, Melanie Williams-Browne, Advisor, Pearson, Jade Wareece, Apprentice at Waltham Forest Council, Karen Evans, Nurse, Dior Simms, designer, Sayce Holmes-Lewis, Mentivity, Jurina Ikoloh, Learning Mentor, Julie Crooks, Food technology, Abdi Salan, Cover teacher and Woodside Alumni, Samantha Monroe-Smith, Teaching Assistant, Lorrain Johnson, teacher, Thomas Philips, teacher, Imran Osman, teacher, Linzi Stubbs, Inclusion manager, Alison Preston, teacher and artist, Ruth Edwards, literacy teacher and our Woodside Alumni – Albert Raducanu, Harris Academy, Dilber Butt, Woodhouse, Andi Papaj, London Academy of Excellence, Damarr Richards, Barnet and Southgate, Ecemb Gungodan, Woodhouse, Fatma Sanci, Leyton Sixth Form, Ivan Peeve, Woodhouse, Jana Baalbaki, Woodhouse, Jennifer Ferreira, Harris Academy, Kevel Dobbs, Barnet and Southgate, Koray Karakas, King’s College, Lamarr Richards, Barnet and Southgate, Linda Hoti, Woodhouse, Maria Sa’correia, Stansted College, Meera Dekmak, Woodhouse, Nazrine Khalam, Monoux, Omer Unal, London Academy of Excellence, Onika Cuffie, Woodhouse, Perihan Colak, Westminster Kingsway, Plamen Peev, Woodhouse, Roshan Farquharson, Westminster Kingsway, PS Moseling, Susana Ismaili, Woodhouse, Tayla-Rae Jones-Skerritt, City and Islington, Taylor Harvey, Access to Music and Tevin Smith-Sewloll.