I was invited to give a careers talk to students at Dame Alice Owens, my senior school. I am now an 'old Owenian.'
It took them sometime to open up at Q&A time, but with a few jokes and fun pictures they relaxed and asked well thought out, smart questions.
If I have had an impact on just one student - I consider my talk a success.
In the afternoon, we received the grand tour with Mandy English the Alumni Relations Manager. Her knowledge of the changes, funding, processes, and history were impressive. She made it all come to life as I could imagine the fun events with losing Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) in the grounds and organising a cake 1 metre by 2 metres at Owen's 400 year anniversary!
I tried to capture the changes and bright welcome of the premises, but it was hard to do. Here's a snapshot of our walk around.
I remember all my teachers and their passion and hope for us all - I am proud to be an Old Owenian. I'd leave to hear other students' memories...