Bingley Grammar School

Miss Shah and Yr 12 Hollie Met Sir Richard Branson!

Last week Miss Shah was given the opportunity to travel to London accompanied by one of our sixth form students to meet Sir Richard Branson.

Miss Shah asked Mr Briggs (Director of Faculty for Business, IT & Economics) to select a deserving student and Hollie was chosen for being a hard working and conscientious student studying economics. Mr Briggs said,

"She has consistently proven a high level of understanding and breadth of knowledge which stems from her fantastic work ethic. Hollie is aiming to start work after her A levels in the marketing/events management area of industry. She has aspirations to build experience in industry and wants to build her entrepreneurial skills and attributes. Hollie is more than capable of attending university but has chosen to go straight in to industry which reflects her 'can do' mindset and aspirations to start building a strong business career path."

Miss Shah said,

"We had a fantastic day! The event was held at Darcie and May Green in Paddington on a beautiful boat! We were given the VIP treatment and whilst we waited for Sir Richard we had an opportunity to meet a number of staff who work for Virgin. When Sir Richard arrived, he greeted Hollie and myself and signed his autobiography for Hollie and we had our photo taken with him. We then enjoyed some complimentary strawberries and cream whilst we watched Sir Richard play some tennis! Huge thank you to Tamara and Char at Virgin Management for organising such a wonderful event that we won’t forget!"

Click here to read Hollie's account of the day >>

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