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A Sprinkle of Glitter for Sixth Formers
This week our Sixth Form girls were treated to a special guest speaker in their assembly, Louise Pentland. Louise, who many will know as ‘A Sprinkle of Glitter’ from her online business, is an ex pupil of the school, newly appointed chair of the Friends of Northampton High School and all round inspiration to many of our students and students across the country. As a mother of one and expectant mother of two, Louise is a Times best selling Author, popular Youtuber and Vlogger with millions of followers and has worked with the BBC, literary festivals and even the UN.
Today her message was clear; “You can have it all, as long as you know what your all is!” She spoke honestly and with good humor about her time in school and some of the failures and challenges that she has coped with since leaving. Her journey has not been an easy or simple one and yet she continues to strive for something better, for herself but also for her growing family. Louise is an inspiration to all our girls, not simply because she is famous but because she is not afraid to put in the hard graft. She has achieved many of her life goals but is not afraid to keep pushing for new ones, always adding to her story.
The girls were thrilled to meet her and the whole Sixth Form at Northampton High School would like to extend our thanks to Louise for taking time out of her busy schedule to come and share a little bit of her story with us. We also wish her luck with her second book, which is currently under construction, and her second baby….also currently under construction! We look forward to seeing them both in the new year.
The Aldi Challenge – the Results
As part of the school’s Open Morning last Saturday, the Business and Economics Department ran a food tasting activity based on the famous “Pepsi Challenge” of the 1980s. Visitors were invited to taste a range of food products, with one being the brand leader and the other the Aldi look-a-like competitor. Participants were asked to decide which product they preferred: Product A or B.
Some analysis has now taken place and we are delighted to announce our findings below.
||Product A – no. of votes
||Product B – no. of votes
|Orange cake biscuit
||McVities Jaffa Cakes
|Caramel & nougat chocolate bar
|Hoops style breakfast cereal
Aldi’s cheese was a definite hit particularly with our younger visitors, but the results for the orange juice, breakfast cereal and chocolate bar are interesting – perhaps our simple experiments goes a little way to explaining the success story of Aldi in recent years. As the German based firm hits the headlines this week as it announces its expansion to the USA, it will be fascinating to see whether their success story will continue.
Half Term Netball Camp
Please see the flyer here about an H.T Netball Camp at October Half Term.