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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 join Food Revolution Day

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Pupils at Hunter Hall School took part in an international cooking lesson hosted by Jamie Oliver to celebrate “Food Revolution Day” on 15th May.

Food Revolution Day is Jamie Oliver’s global day of action to fight for food education and get children excited about cooking. It’s about celebrating the importance of cooking good food from scratch and raising awareness of how it impacts our health and wellbeing.

This is the second year the pupils of Hunter Hall School have taken part in the live cooking event.  This year, the children made Jamie’s ‘Squash it Sandwich’ joining in an online, live cooking video from Jamie himself.

The event was organised by Mrs Judith Wilson, a parent of one of the children at the school, and experienced cookery teacher. Mrs Wilson also runs a weekly Cookery Club, which is one of the most popular after school clubs at Hunter Hall.

Mrs Wilson comments,

“Food Revolution Day is such a popular event at Hunter Hall and all the children love getting involved and making something really unusual.  Most importantly it gives the children new skills in cooking and also teaches them the importance of healthy eating.  The children were introduced to several foods they hadn’t tried before, such as houmous, sunflower seeds and radishes and thoroughly enjoyed the finished product!”

In 2014, Food Revolution Day saw more than 10,000 events occur across 121 countries. Worldwide, more than 250,000 children tuned in to watch and join in with Jamie’s live cooking lesson; during which they made delicious rainbow salad wraps.