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Rebecca Riding (2013 leaver)
I'm at Newcastle University studying Law and was awarded with two prizes for receiving the highest mark in the Contract Law Module in my first year, these were the DLA Contract Prize and the Oxford University Press Prize.
I was also recently awarded a scholarship from the Northern National Law firm Ward Hadaway.

Amy Gray (2013 leaver)
Congratulations to Amy who after completing her Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship in July was offered full time employment at Christ Church Primary School, Lancaster.

Chloe Campbell (2011 leaver)
I work as a freelance writer and have recently had an article published in The Guardian, national newspaper. Additionally, in October I completed an internship at the newspaper and will keep you informed of any progress.

Sue Tyson-Ward (1984 leaver)
Earlier this year my latest CD/audio packs were published by Hodder & Stoughton.
'Get Talking Brazilian Portuguese and Keep talking Brazilian Portuguese'.  

Both were published in time for the World Cup, and material from the packs was used by football presenters on an internet sports radio programme in the run-up to the competition.
I am always indebted to Hilary Jones (Spanish teacher) for inspiring me Hispanically during my time at LGGS.
In January I am off to Namibia for 10 days, working with the Namibian Ministry for Education; I shall be training their team of Portuguese educators to produce their own Portuguese exam and question papers under the banner of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
With Angola as a neighbour, Namibia is looking to an expansion of its Portuguese teaching, and I'm excited and honoured to be asked to be part of setting this up with them.
Life as a Language Consultant is varied and brings something new and challenging every day!

Abby Plant (1996 leaver)
‘My biggest achievement has been cycling the length of Chile in South America with my partner in 2006.  It took 4 months to cycle 3,600 miles.'

Che McGarvey-Gill (2001 leaver) ‘I have a MA with distinction in Social Work from the University of York and have worked in women's refuges in the UK and New Zealand and am currently working for a homeless team in Widnes. I am due to get married in December this year in Kendal’.

Maria Gara (1986 leaver)
‘I now head up all the Direct Marketing for the National Trust, managing their membership acquisition, retention and direct fundraising activities'.

Rosamund Wilson (1998 leaver)
‘Next month my sister and I are cycling over 200 miles from London to Wales to raise money for the cancer treatment of a dear friend. We are training hard every weekend, and are aiming to raise £5,000. Our friend's story is both sad and inspirational. This is the link to our cycling blog, which also takes people to the page to donate. www.2bintsonbikes.com’

Emma Rucastle (1994 leaver)
I'm going to be putting on my first production in DT3 at The Dukes Theatre in November.'

Antoinette Hudson (1987 leaver)
‘I passed my CAPES, French competitive exam to be a secondary school teacher, in 1998 and I passed my Agrégation, also competitive exam, to teach in at lycée level (5th and 6th form), in 2003. Sportswise, I came 5th in the British National Rowing Championships in 1996 in a single scull and 3rd in the French National Rowing Championships in the same year in a quad scull.’

Naomi Appleton (2000 leaver)
Congratulations to Naomi Appleton who left LGGS in 2000 and is now a lecturer in Asian Religions at Cardiff University. Naomi’s first book, ‘Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism: Narrating the Bodhisatta Path’, is being published this month and she has chosen to dedicate it to Ms P Clay (her RS teacher at LGGS).

Louise Ford (1995 leaver) 
Congratulations to Louise Ford who left LGGS in 1995. Louise featured in The Guardian / A working Life in October 2010. Read the article

Juliet Summerfield (2006 leaver)
Congratulations to Juliet Summerfield who has won the Ford WISE Award. She is our third former student to be awarded this award. Juliet was presented with her award by HRH The Princess Royal at the annual WISE awards in November.

Emma Jolly (1995 leaver)
Emma is a Family historian and works as a researcher for her own genealogy company, Genealogic. Emma’s book, Family History for Kids has won the Beginners Book of the Year in Your Family Tree magazine and her latest book is called ‘Tracing your British Indian Ancestors’.

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