On Thursday 26th November, a group of Sixth Form girls were invited to the Capgemini offices in Holborn to attend an evening event called Transforming Lives through Technology. Capgemini employees gave interactive presentations and spoke about their Capgemini journey explaining what it is like working for Capgemini in a number of different sectors.
Laura Graham & Natasha Pergl, Senior Consultants at Capgemini explain that “The technology sector is a traditionally male orientated one, something that Capgemini is continuously working to challenge and change. The event was an opportunity for school girls and university students to hear from a variety of Capgemini women about their career to date, what type of roles they’ve had in the technology space and some golden nuggets of advice that they’ve learnt along the way.
“We presented specifically on our work with a global consumer products company and how we are helping them transform the way that they market to and engage with their consumers through technology. The key message that we wanted to share with the girls was that technology impacts everything we do, both in our work lives and in our personal lives.”
Year 12 student, Diksha Gurung, attended the event and said “Going to Capgemini was a really interesting experience, it was great to see top women in industry encouraging the next generation to strive for careers in STEM. I got to see a range of new possibilities and opportunities Capgegemini offers to women and it’s great to see organisations like this supporting women.”
Manisha Sanghani, Head of Computing/ICT at Kingsbury High, accompanied the students to the event and said “We at Kingsbury are always very fortunate to be invited to the business and technology events at Capgemini. The Transforming Lives through Technology event gave the girls an interactive and educating experience of the many roles Capgemini women have from Project Manager, Consultant or SAP System Expert. It was great to hear the different backgrounds and experiences that each person had, the different companies they work with and also how they have overcome any obstacles. The students came away with good advice and an insight into the world of technology as well as being inspired to be a successful woman in male dominated world.”
Year 10 Kingsbury High students recently worked with girls in Year 5 from Oliver Goldsmith and Roe Green schools as part of the Youth Sports Trust ‘Girls Active’ campaign with Kingsbury School Sports Partnership.
They introduced taster sessions in activities such as dodgeball and boxercise to inspire the younger girls to increase their partaking in extra-curricular activities. Clubs in both activities will be available for the students to sign up to in the New Year.
On Thursday 10th December Kingsbury High School hosted its annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party for members of the local community. Visitors from the Veteran’s Club, Harrod Court housing with care, The Willows care home, local church groups, and several ex-members of staff were in attendance.
Thank you to Bruce Viveash for the photographs:
Four Year 10 Hospitality and Catering students, Chardi Hall-Rose, Miranda Collins, Aditya Chogle and Jaysal Halai took part in the preliminary round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition which is run in schools throughout the country.
Students had to prepare a one course meal to serve two people. Cooking skills, presentation, flavours of the dish, organisation and planning skills were taken into consideration on the marking criteria. The judges were extremely impressed with the high standard of work produced by the students. They were equally impressed with the creative and artistic presentation of all the dishes.
The runner up for the competition was Jaysal Halai and the winner was Miranda Collins. These two students will go onto compete with other students from local schools in January 2016. This will lead to a London wide final eventually leading to a national final. We wish both students the best of luck in the competition.
Thanks to Pankaj Chahwala for the photographs.
“It was with sadness that we left Quinta for the final time this October. We have been visiting Quinta Hall for approximately 14 years introducing Year 7’s to the ethos of the School through the vehicle of residential education. The generations of year groups that have passed through the Hall have all come to appreciate it as our home in Shropshire.
“We are anxious to ensure that all that was good about Quinta is reproduced at our new venue near Amersham. It has a similar welcoming “feel” and we are confident that our new venture is going to be a success. The close proximity to London will allow us to work with our whole year group and to share more widely the benefits that this type of education brings.
“On Monday 14th December a group of staff, Sixth Form students and Lower School students worked together to plan our new venture and sample some of the activities. We will now get planning in earnest for what promises to be a very exciting and thoroughly worthwhile project.” Annette Woodrow, Head of Faculty for Physical Education and Extended Learning.
Take a sneak peek of what is to come by viewing the gallery below: