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Archive for September, 2018

Every day is a school day

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

There has been so much back to school marketing around recently it got me thinking and reminiscing about my old school and University days (crikey it’s 20 years since I started Uni this year!)  Everyone always used to say they were the best days of your life and anyone who has been to university will know that they really are!  However, when you leave school or Uni your education does not stop there.  I feel I am always on a continuous journey of learning whether that’s in life, motherhood or work.

When I was in paid employment, I often attended training courses to broaden my skills, whether that was health and safety or leadership management.  However, since being self-employed this has changed slightly.

A few years ago, I decided to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).  I wanted an accreditation that proved that I was a legitimate marketer.  There are so many cowboys in the industry and I wanted people to know I was genuine and I actually know what I’m talking about.  At that point, I had about 15 years of experience in marketing, which was enough to prove to the CIM that I was fit for the title.

Ever since I have undertaken a path of Continued Professional Development (CPD) whereby I attend training courses, read books, watch webinars, mentor people – generally try to keep on top of my game.  I record the work I do and undertake reflective statements on what I’ve learnt and how I will implement this in my own work.

By doing this it has ensured that I am continuously learning and developing, being the best marketer I can be.  So, for me, every day is like a school day as I learn new things about myself and my business and continue my education and gain more experience in the wonderful world of marketing.

School Marketing Acorn Marketing Cumbria CIM certificate

My 2018/2019 CIM certificate


Hunter Hall pupils move into new Science Centre

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Hunter Hall pupils returned to school this term to a new science centre complete with a skeleton affectionately known as Ainsworth.

The new science centre has been built ahead of schedule after huge efforts by all of the Hunter Hall community who worked tirelessly in the last academic year to fundraise for the build. Everything from auction evenings and sponsored walks to bike challenges and cake baking, breakfast meetings and music events were hosted last year. The parent’s group worked incredibly hard to organise events, as did the children who thought up and implemented their own fundraising ideas.

Head teacher Mrs Donna Vinsome commented:
“I am absolutely thrilled that the new science centre has been built ahead of schedule. This really was a massive undertaking and I could not be prouder of everyone who helped us make this vision a reality. For the children to be able to benefit so quickly from such a resource is amazing – we may have the scientists of the future here at Hunter Hall and now they have the science centre to fulfil their dreams.”

Hunter Hall is continuing on its fundraising mission this year to equip the new science centre with the latest technology and gadgets as befits the 21st century.

new science centre open at hunter hall school penrith