Back to school – working with Achieve North Lanarkshire

What a morning yesterday was…  Woke up to a blizzard on the day I needed to drive an hour through to North Lanarkshire – turns out it was mostly confined to our wee village in the country mind you.  Made it to Cumbernauld and hosted six 15 minute presentations followed by Q&A sessions with students from the different schools taking part in the Achieve program coursework I have created in conjunction with the Princes Trust and Culture North Lanarkshire.

Honestly I had never considered what it might be like to be involved in something like this until I was approached about it but creating the coursework and thinking about how these digital creative skills (determining your USPs and how best to present them online as a brand to encourage engagement and community) will be applicable to young people moving into a work environment has been so challenging and interesting.

Not gonna lie…  I was a little nervous.  But you know what?  It was amazing.  The students were engaged and interested in the story and learning more about the process of what I do to earn a crust and I am so excited to see what they come up with when they start the coursework over the coming months.

Thanks so much to the amazing students who gave me the loveliest feedback and made my day and this ol’ lady is already learning some things… ‘npx’ I can only assume to be ‘no problem’.  Seems I have some catching up to do!

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coat – Jigsaw (gifted 2016)
knit – Club Monaco
belt – Mango*
knitted culottes – Les 100 Ciels (AD – gifted 2016)
ume triangle boots – Jigsaw* (ON SALE) (gifted)
audrey straw beret – Brixton
faux pearl hair clip – Maison Archives
bag – Reiss (gifted 2017)



1 Comment

  1. 30 Jan / 11:07 am

    What a cosy layered outfit, and teaching that course sounds like such a fun thing to be involved in! How exciting! 🙂

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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