Friday, 21 June 2019

EGGS Year 13 Conference day

May 21st was a very busy, exciting and information rich day for Year 13 at Epsom Girls Grammar School.

One goal for the ACCOS group here at EGGS is to support successful transition from school life to post school life. This day, developed three years ago by a group led by ISL Jonathan Cameron, has evolved to include increased student input and diversity of speakers. This year ISL Rachel Heeney is looking after the PLG until Jonathan is back in term 4.

Organised also by the student leaders of the Learning and Community Eggs, the girls were inspired by seven key note speakers and then attended two of eight organised workshops.

The aim of the day was to provide experiences and knowledge to support the students as they move from their schooling years to life beyond school.

Speakers ranged from scientists, cooks, mental health advocates, banking gurus and the human rights commission equal employment leader. 

They learned self defence, used VR helmets for design skills, learned about Uni and trades, got advice from teachers and heard from speakers in mental health, careers and finance.

Through ACCOS we have been able to provide a fabulous opportunity for all 440 girls.

Rachel Heeney

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