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Manchester High School for Girls

PRESENTING PROJECT PANKHURST TO THE CLASS OF 2019

This week Project Pankhurst, our Sixth Form mentoring scheme, was launched to Junior Sixth students. In its second year, the scheme sees members of the Manchester High alumnae community stepping forward to mentor current Sixth Formers.

Project Pankhurst is designed to help girls prepare for the world beyond academia. It is a forward looking initiative and not just about getting students on their university course of choice. The scheme will enable girls to make a connection with a former pupil who will support them as they make decisions about their professional development in the broadest sense. 

We have 40 new and returning mentors available with a range of specialities who are eager connect with our students. We have alumnae who are experts in everything from medicine to law, archaeology to science and finance through to technology.

Mrs Norton, Director of Sixth Form Studies, commented:

"The girls are often asked what they want to be when they finish university. While a number have a clear idea about the path they want to take, others are still weighing up a world of possibilities and it's important that the girls understand both of these stages are just fine! The mentoring scheme is there to give our girls and steer and help them make the right choices for them."

The programme is called Project Pankhurst because the scheme enables our network of highly accomplished alumnae to uphold the Pankhurst legacy of women supporting each other. We greatly value the links we have with our alumnae and think this is a fantastic opportunity for MHSG girls past and present to come together and share their knowledge.

Students interested in applying for a mentor should view the brochure below and complete the attached form.

The form should be returned to reception in the Sixth Form Centre no later than Monday 20th November 2017.