What do Norwich High Alumnae wish they had known when they were at school, and what advice would they give to their 16-year-old selves?


Inspiring Females of the Future welcomes back a group of inspiring and enthusiastic Alumnae who are keen to empower young women to make the best decisions for their futures.


On Monday 15th January, we invited 10 recent leavers to return to Norwich High to share their experiences of life after school with our Sixth Form students.


The Sixth Formers in attendance were able to use the event to gain an insight into life at university and at work, and to help prepare them for their futures.


The panel took part in a Q&A session before moving on to a speed networking session with smaller groups of students.


Gaby Rattner, who left in 2014 and now works with Loveday & Partners, encouraged the girls to ‘run their own race’ and ‘to practice keeping things in perspective’.


Pollyanna Watson is currently studying Criminology and Sociology at the University of Nottingham after leaving school in 2016, and told girls not to be ‘afraid of failure – it’s a true blessing in disguise. Do not give up easily, push yourself, and try to see the bigger picture.’


Thank you to all of the wonderful Alumnae who volunteered their time in order to take part.


Further reading


IF of the Future programme 2017


Don't be afraid of failure - it's a blessing in disguise.


Polly - Class of 2016

You can be great without being perfect


Louisa - Class of 2014

Run your own race!


Gabby - Class of 2014



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