Holbeach Primary Role Model Seminar


Urban Synergy held a ‘Top Tips to the Top’ Role Model Seminars at Holbeach Primary School for the pre-transitional students in year 6.

The inspirational seminar, which consisted of a panel session, followed by an open Q&A and speed mentoring was received enthusiastically.

The panellists, were Chantal Coady, Owner of Rococo Chocolates, Karen Bell, Crew Manager London Fire Brigade, Michael Adesite, Management Consultant, Ernst and Young and Dawn Goring, Executive PA and Office Manager, The Prime Minister’s Office who shared with the students details of their career journeys, insights into their jobs and details of how they overcame any challenges along the way.

After an open Q&A with the students, the event continued with the exhilarating ‘speed mentoring session’ which gave the students the opportunity to hear from the other roles models present from industries including fashion, food, IT, public services, government, finance, legal and confectionery share their career journeys and challenges faced along the way. This session gave the students the opportunity to meet each role model on rotation and gain valuable insight to a wide variety of professions.

The ‘Top Tips’ from the panel were:

Chantal Coady
‘Make Human Relationships’
‘Respect and help people along the way’
‘Work hard’

Karen Bell
‘Prepare for the job you want’
Have a plan a,b – just have a plan!’

Michael Adesite
‘It’s ok to fail’
‘Never allow circumstances or people to determine where you will go in life’
‘Make use of role models and mentors’
‘Learn, learn, learn .. .’

Dawn Goring
‘Keep around like-minded people’
‘Don’t bow to peer pressure – talk to an adult’

Please pass on our thanks to all of the role models and the Urban Synergy team for a great and inspiring morning. We look forward to welcoming you back to Holbeach and to our federated school Edmund WallerAssistant Headteacher, Angela Cronin