7th August 2017 The Kingsley School

CEO of Twycross Zoo Inspires Students at Summer Prize Giving

Kingsley were delighted to welcome Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE, CEO of Twycross Zoo as guest speaker for the annual Summer Prize Giving ceremony on Tuesday 11th July 2017.

Dr Redrobe, an internationally renowned wildlife veterinarian and advocate on zoological matters, spoke passionately about self-belief, inspiring girls to go for their vision, enjoy themselves and have a ‘yes I can’ attitude. She spoke about how she was influenced by Jane Goodall, wanting to go out and ‘save the world’ at an early age; a drive that led to her many years working across academia, the charity sector and business. A strong female role model, Dr Redrobe was awarded Businesswoman of the Year in 2015 and appointed an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honour List in 2017.

Sharing humorous and exciting stories from her time working with animals, Dr Redrobe also shared a lunch with various students who were interested in her field, including Imogen Biggs, a Year 8 student who has recently returned from South Africa after working to raise funds for endangered and orphaned rhinos.

After her speech, Dr Redrobe presented individual awards for performance and progress and a special Kingsley Rose Award for girls who exemplify the spirit and ethos of the school in their attitude, conduct and behaviour towards staff and fellow pupils.

This year’s winners are: Matilda Milner (Year 7), Emily Wood (Year 8), Mia Bermingham (Year 9) and Lysa Pashley (Year 10).

The Prize Giving event was also attended by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Caroline Evetts, and Chairman of the Warwick District Council, Allan Boad.