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Baroness Rock Visits The Bourne Academy

The Bourne Academy is delighted to have recently welcomed House of Lords member, Baroness Kate Rock and successful local business woman Katushka Giltsoff as guest speakers. The pair gave inspirational talks to our business studies students through the ‘Speakers for Schools’ forum, sharing their personal life stories and encouraging our students to work hard and follow their passions.


Baroness Rock who sits on the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was able to share her insights on the skills needed for future careers. The students asked thought provoking questions and felt reassured that the robots would not be stealing our jobs just yet! Kate said it was a pleasure to meet our students and visit our inspirational school.


Katushka shared her journey working globally as a stockbroker and now as a highly successful headhunter. Both speakers live in Dorset and it was a pleasure to meet them and see them inspire our students further.


Careers Leader, Vicky Woodings, said “It was wonderful to have such passionate guest speakers who gave up their time to share their personal stories and inspire our students to follow their own dreams and ambitions. Katushka and Kate were a delight and excellent role models for any girls keen to enter male dominated businesses”.