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Manchester High School for Girls


This week Project Pankhurst, our new Sixth Form mentoring scheme was launched to students. 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. 

At this early stage, nearly 40 mentors are available, covering careers in everything from advertising and market research to finance and property; politics and journalism to IT and medicine. 

As time goes on we are certain that more mentors will come forward and we will be able to launch 'Phase Two' of Project Pankhurst. 

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."

Pamela Wood, Director of Development, said: "We greatly value the links we have with our alumnae community and Project Pankhurst is so called because the scheme enables our alumnae network to uphold the Pankhurst legacy of women supporting each other." 

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 Friday 20th January 2017.