Renowned Radio and TV presenter, Hattie Pearson, left a lasting impact on the young minds of Stockport’s future leaders during her recent State Talking visit to St. James Catholic High School in Cheadle Hulme.
A captivated audience of Year 9 students had the opportunity to gain insight into the world of broadcasting, as Hattie shared her incredible journey in the realm of presenting.
Hattie explained how she first got into radio presenting at University – spending time at FUSE FM at the University of Manchester where she studied, before securing her first presenting show in 2013.
Currently, Hattie hosts the Early Breakfast Show on Hits Radio, and has done so for over two years.
Fran Kennedy, State Talking: “Hattie’s talk was another great example of how these talks can ignite a passion for unexplored career paths and highlight creative opportunities for young people which they haven’t previously considered.”
Meanwhile, Year 10 pupils at St Anne’s Voluntary Academy listened to talks by Abbie and James from Ricardo PLC. They delved into the compelling world of green careers, emphasising the critical role of languages in shaping future careers and also underlined the significance that volunteering can have as a unique pathway to career development.
James stated: “The pupils were very responsive to the talk, and ended the session by reflecting on what they might want to do in the future.”
Both Hattie Pearson’s visit and the presentations by Abbie and James are great examples of the profound impact that real-world experiences and interactions with professionals can have on pupils’ career aspirations.
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