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Old Girls return for Textiles Workshop

Yesterday morning, three Old Girls came into school to talk about their experiences 'post - WGHS', having all studied textiles or fashion at university.

The Old Girls consisted of; Sophia Lindley, who has graduated with a BA in Fashion Design from Sheffield Hallam, Kate Wilding, who is currently doing a BA in Fashion Design at University of Leeds and Jess Theaker, who is a Buyers Admin Assistant Boohoo.com.

AS and A-Level Textiles students listened to our Alumni discuss their experiences of doing degrees in fashion and what it's like to try and get a foot in the door in the industry. Everyone had different experiences but one thing was clear, despite it being very hard work, it was all worth it. The girls' portfolios certainly impressed our students and gave a good benchmark as to what is expected when studying fashion at university.

Our Y13 girls then had the opportunity to speak one on one to Sophia, Kate and Jess and were given individual feedback on their current projects.

Later on, it was the Y10's turn to speak to our Alumni.

Thank you to Sophia, Kate and Jess for taking the time to come back and speak to our girls.