Two speakers from our ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ project proved to be a smash hit at Penistone School last week.
Chloe Adams-Pickford and Stuart Turner (pictured below) popped along to deliver ‘their story’ to eager students who are studying Design and Technology at GCSE and A level.
Chloe is an undergraduate student from Barnsley who is currently studying Engineering Science at The University of Oxford.
Her interest in STEM subjects included involvement in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. She was a member of the winning team in Leeds University’s competition to design a board game based on biomimicry and took part in the National Cipher Challenge for several years.
In addition to her academic qualifications Chloe took part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and a World Challenge expedition to Mozambique. She works part-time as a tutor for students taking their A-Levels and GCSEs.
She has been awarded a number of national engineering scholarships from The Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship.
Stuart, meanwhile, is the owner of sushisushi.
Following a degree in web design, Stuart travelled to Australia looking for inspiration to set up a business. To pay his way around, Stuart spent six months working in one of the many sushi bars and developed a strong passion for Japanese food.
In 2007 he returned to the UK with a mission, to promote sushi as a healthy food alternative and build a solid online business, retailing Japanese ingredients. It has proved a great success.
Both BBIS speakers were tremendously well received – and Penistone teacher Kirsty Spaven enthused: “Chloe and Stuart were great speakers, very informative and inspirational.
“I think the BBIS is a brilliant project, giving young people the opportunity to hear about different careers and opportunities after GCSE’s.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Lifetime and in particular Andrew Lodge for all the help, support and correspondence to get speakers for Penistone.”