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Girls mean business in job initiative

By Lindsay Fergus

A post-primary girls school in the North West has proved it means business.

St Cecilia’s College in Derry sent 500 pupils and 80 staff out to 25 local businesses for a day to see the qualifications and skills required to secure a job in today’s economy.

It is the first time the top performing non-selective school has run the initiative ‘Girls Mean Business’, which proved such a success that it is now set to become an annual fixture.

Every pupil in Year 10 and 12 took part, as well as dozens of staff including the principal, teachers, classroom assistants, technicians and office workers.

All who took part produced a Powerpoint presentation — three of which are shown in the school Assembly every week in front of over 800 students.

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