Sue Sayner

I was a pupil at Wolverley until 1998, after staying on in the sixth form. During that time my love of English Literature and the theatre was developed by two very inspirational English teachers, Mr Hadley and Mr Wilkinson.

Mr Mathews was my teacher for art and ironically I only took art O level as I enjoyed it and all other subjects I did were deemed more academic in those days.To my astonishment, I gained good results in art at O level and was encouraged to carry on to A level with a subject I had a passion for. If it wasn't for Mr Mathew's encouragement, I may have chosen a different route altogether.

Despite gaining four A levels, I felt University was not for me and I decided to apply for a job at Tomkinson's Carpets as an Apprentice Carpet Designer. My teachers supported me every step of the way and I was amongst sixty applicants.I was fortunate to be offered the job, a job I loved.

Six years later, I had progressed to Designer for Commercial projects and moved to London to work for Brintons. I have been very fortunate to remain in the industry for various companies for thirty years and though the role has changed considerably, none of it would have been possible had my art teacher not had absolute faith in my ability and recognised my love of art.

My advice would be to try to find a path which best suits your passion. It may not be the subject you excel at during your school years, but it may lead to a career best suited to you. Wolverley was a great school and holds very happy memories for me. I made friends for life and still recall the advice teachers gave us. My daughter is now a pupil at the school and I'm proud to have her follow in my footsteps.

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