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By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 10:29PM
Finding new routes for success hasn't always been easy, but can help inspire innovation. And this is what I hoped to share with Sydenham High School for Girls when I was invited in to share my astory two weeks ago. Thank to the school for hosting my lecture for their Socrates programme.
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By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2019 09:58PM
Earlier this month I was invited to Marshland High School in Wisbech as a speaker and award issuer. Congratulating the GCSE recipients with their certificates and awards for achievement. Joined on stage by the Mayor and Mayoress of Kings Lynn, the event was full of pride and high achievement. However, not all students will achieve the grades they or their parents desire, but this in no means stops them from paving their own way towards success.
Thank you for the beautiful bouquet of flowers!
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2019 09:28PM
Helping to motivate and inspire the next generation has always been at the helm of Milly J Shoes. Receiving an invite from an outstanding school, Thorpe St Andrew in Norwich was a delight to accept. I was asked to give a talk and workshop with a series of textiles groups, as textiles has been removed from the curriculum. This was an opportunity to try to reinvigorate this subject within the students. We found ways to evealuate ways in which to design for clients with the students been receptive and creative.
Look out for future collaborations between Milly J Shoes and Thorpe St Andrew.
By millyjshoes, Oct 17 2019 03:15PM
I recently had a very inspiring meeting with one of the top schools in the area, Norwich School. An imdependent school with fantastic resources. I enjoy working with the emerging generations to find new routes to creativity and career paths. Meeting with the head of faculties and art department., I am excited to say that they are keen for me to implement a series of footwear projects with them. They loved the fact that we have such a rich footwear heritage here and that Milly J Shoes is based opposite the school, making it very convenient.
Watch this space!
By millyjshoes, Mar 28 2019 12:34PM
I am committed to trying to help the next generation find their own, unique sense of self. Doing this by creating mini projects, working on their confidence skills through speech, language, music and drama to instilling the importance of creativity.
I mentor at North Walsham High school and I organised for my group of 13 year olds to visit the East Anglia Air Ambulance. Taking them away from their phones and ipads and seeing what else lay in this world beyond social media and texting! On my day off, some of my mentees and I visited their base and were greeted by the paramedics, doctors, pilots and of course the CEO, Patrick Peal.
The stories were inspiring and they certainly managed to get through to my group. I am excited to take another lot of mentees to the base in the future.
By millyjshoes, Jul 5 2018 01:18PM
It was an honour to be invited as an ambassador for Norwich High School For Girls earlier this week. The small team of mentors teamed together for the Inspiring Females initiative founded by the school's head teacher and Siobhan Ecke. For the first time, it also comprised of men who made up the so called inspring people within the area.
However, it wasn't about us on this day. We spent the afternnon in mentor pairs and spent the day with up to ten, 14 year olds each. Guiding them through how they would start their own social enterprises. Looking into the seed stages, finaces, marketing, operations and so on. My team came up with a technology app and I was impressed to see how tech savvy they all were.
It was truly an inspiring day for all!
By millyjshoes, Aug 17 2017 10:44AM
As part of my commitment to society and the community , I am often asked to attend talks, seminars, schools and institutions to share my story. A surviving against the odds story that encourages the community and especially the youth to find other routes within their lives through the power of creativity, the arts, entrepreneurship and STEM.
So it was a true honour to have been chosen by North Walsham High School to be a part of their mentoring scheme several months ago with a minimum two year commitment. As an ongoing commitment, I have of course many things in store for my very inspirational students.
By millyjshoes, Aug 17 2017 10:35AM
I was thrilled to have been contacted by the National Centre for Craft and Design's, Learning and Engagement department to be chosen as two of their students' Inspirational Artist for their Arts Award application.
The NCCD has a fantastic programme for the youth to inspire them to get more creative and ambitious as young artists.
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