On Tuesday 10 March, students from the Lower Sixth were invited to attend a Destination Dinner.
The event began with an account from Mr Farrow about his gap year, which was dramatic enough to be developed into a film. The rest of the evening involved a delicious meal preceded by speeches from four Old Cokethorpeans. Each discussed their A Level subjects, the course that they took at university and how it has led them into employment. It was interesting to hear about a range of choices, from journalism to medicine; allowing for involvement of everybody attending.
Charlotte Krol (OC 2008, Queen Anne) spoke about the trials and tribulations of her career in journalism, Will Lawson (OC 2010, Gascoigne) spoke about his medical degree and gave us an insight into the difference between a campus and non-campus university, Megan Hope (OC 2008, Gascoigne) spoke about her journey to finding a career path having finished a degree without a specific path in mind and Charlie Bennett (OC 2009, Feilden) spoke about the journey to his current role and the highs and lows of his gap year in India.
There was certainly some useful advice for maximising our potential for entry to university, work experience was identified as invaluable by all of the speakers. Overall, it was an informative and interesting evening that everybody enjoyed.