One of the privileges of working with Sixth Form is that we get to see what life is like after King Edward’s. Lisa worked an awful lot with Janet, our student mentor, on her future plans and Janet was thrilled when Lisa got in touch recently to update us on her career so far…

Lisa joined Sixth Form full of hope and ambition, she just didn’t know what her vocation was – who does at 16?! A bright, outgoing and engaging student Lisa was academically very able and she made regular visits to our mentor team, striking up a great relationship with Janet who supported and encouraged Lisa.

Upon leaving Sixth Form, Lisa joined South Shields Marine School (who continue to support our KEVI Inspires events) destined for a career at sea. At college Lisa studied  a range of theory, including celestial navigation along with more practical elements. Lisa passed her exams at South Shields Marine College and was lucky enough to have three Cadetship offers – all from cruise companies.

As part of her Cadetship, Lisa lived and studied at Glasgow University in between periods at sea. Lisa is currently coming towards the end of her first sea phase where she has visited many places and learned many new skills and made many new friends.

Lisa has 18 months before she graduates but she has found her true passion and vocation. When she is not a merchant seafarer and is back on dry land, Lisa is hoping to become a Careers at Sea ambassador and we look forward to welcoming her back to Sixth Form to share her insights and experiences.

It is a real pleasure to see and hear how Alumni are getting on.