The RPAC was the perfect venue for a Creative Industries Evening last Wednesday when Old Edwardians and Parents shared their experiences and knowledge of careers ranging from architecture to film production. Pupils from both schools had the opportunity to network and gain an insight into how the speakers worked their way into careers about which they are so obviously passionate. There was a definite air of professionalism to the evening and an honesty which came through the engaging accounts: choosing subjects that you love, being confident to change direction if you’re on the wrong track, being ready to grab opportunities however unexpected, being resilient enough to withstand rejection and yes, if you’re training to be a musician with the Philharmonic Orchestra, practice is compulsory. We got a feel for how A level Maths and Art can lead to an exciting and varied career in architecture whilst a pet portrait artist revealed that she really didn’t need A level Art. Former pupil Sally Jones didn’t disappoint with her stories of life in journalism. There was quite simply a general theme of loving what you do. I was particularly encouraged to see how well attended this event was – an indication of how serious girls are about exploring possible careers. I am looking forward to assisting you on that journey.