As part of our OHS Perspectives programme, we invite academics and experts from all over the world to come and speak to our Year 13s. Over recent weeks, we have welcomed three alumna back to our wonderful school (virtually) to share their experiences of life post-OHS.
Fiona O’Driscoll – March 18th
Leaving the safety net of school and planning next steps can be daunting. After university, what comes next? Fiona shared her own personal career path with Year 13, describing the peaks and troughs of the world of employment, the importance of a genuine sense of achievement and how she managed to find this by utilising her skills within charitable organisations such as Save the Children. Fiona now works for Connection Support and sensitively shared her insights into issues of homelessness with the students.
Marianne Tambini – March 25th
We were delighted to welcome ex-OHS student Marianne Tambini to share her experiences of volunteering with Year 13. Marianne spoke about her considerable involvement with the organisation Oxford Mutual Aid, delivering a personal, informative talk on the issue of food poverty in Oxford, the impact of Covid, and how we as a community can help improve the lives of others.
Dr Lisa White – April 22nd
Through a random set of circumstances ex-OHS student Lisa ended up on the crew of a round the world yacht race. Year 13 thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the trials and tribulations of this adventure – dealing with both intense boredom and genuine fear. She also spoke about the importance of resilience, teamwork, never letting arguments go unresolved, and most importantly taking advantage of whatever opportunities come your way.