St Albans and District Soroptimist Jane Slatter gave a presentation to Verulam School 6th Formers about “Philanthropy” in the context of Soroptimists on 10 Feb for a programme called “Engaging Minds”. Jane was asked to speak as Director of Communications for Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland – a voluntary post she held for 6 years with her term of office ending in November 2016.
The pupils and staff including the Headmaster of the school Paul Ramsey made Jane feel very welcome on the day. Verulam school is a boys’ school until 6th form when girls’ are encouraged to apply to the school to study their A Levels. This year there are 120 boys and 30 girls in the 6th form.
Jane is pictured here in the school hall with three of the 6th form students.
The school runs a series of lectures for the sixth form on a Friday afternoon called ‘Engaging Minds’. They are designed to get 6th form students to think outside the curriculum and:
- Develop a spirit of open-mindedness
- Inspire a sense of responsibility towards all members of the community
- Become reflective thinkers willing to try out new challenges and roles
- Be aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment
Soroptimist International St Albans and District – Women Serving the St Albans Community Since 1957