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PERSONALIA of his degree at Lincoln University in Business and Marketing. From September 2018, he is undertaking a one-year sandwich placement at Stanley Black & Decker as a Branding Assistant in Slough, Berkshire before he returns to Lincoln in 2019 to complete the final year of his degree course. He was President of the University of Lincoln Rugby League Society in 2017-18. were both nominated for the Mercury Prize. long-term plans are to go into healthcare marketing. Jodie Hill (00-06) is a part-time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University Law School where she also studied for her undergraduate degree. She then trained as a barrister before cross qualifying as a solicitor. She practices in Leeds and set up her own firm, Thrive Law, earlier this year specialising in employment law, mental health and well-being. In April 2018, Jodie completed the 26-mile Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for the Leeds United Foundation. See the feature article about Jodie’s mental health first aider campaign earlier in the magazine. Hugh Stubbins (00-11) was cast by Part of the Main Productions to play Tom, one of the lead characters in ‘The Squirrel Plays’ at the Wandsworth Arts and Edinburgh Festival Fringes in May and August, 2018. Hugh, a former Pocklington School Head Boy, studied History at Jesus College, Cambridge before becoming an actor. Now based in London, Hugh’s credits include: ‘Arden Creatures’ (Cockpit Theatre), ‘Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens’ (Kings Head Theatre), ‘The Things I Will Not Miss’ (short film), ‘Chubby Funny’ (feature film) and the upcoming feature film ‘Ilkley’, directed by Harry Michell. He is represented by Esta Charkham Associates, and runs a new writing night in Hackney, which showcases exciting new work of all genres. ‘The Squirrel Plays’ are metaphor plays written by award-winning playwright Mia McCullough, whose work has been produced at prestigious theatres such as the Old Globe in San Diego, and Steppenwolf in Chicago. James Laudage (06-17), a Natural Sciences student, was part of a triumphant St John’s team in the inter-college final of the rugby Cuppers held on 28 April 2018 in Cambridge. James who played at flanker, felt honoured to be part of the team and was very pleased to get the win! Sam Elcock (05-12) attended Reading University attaining a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Film and Television in 2015. Since then, he has worked co- producing and assisting in directing a short sci-fi film entitled ‘Cognition’ and attaining personal IMDb accreditation. Whilst the film has been in post- production for the last couple of years, Sam has worked all over the world as Senior Video Producer for Princess Cruiselines and even appeared on the ITV documentary ‘The Cruise’ simply doing his job last summer! He was back home in July this year after four 6-month contracts before he headed back to London for completion of the short film. Fin Henderson (07-14) won the top prize of £50,000 in a national music competition organised by Salute Music Makers in November 2017. The contest attracted over 2000 initial entrants from which 100 were selected to take part in the competition. The sophisticated voting system, which was run through Facebook, involved a series of rounds to narrow down the top 100 to the top six and then a final vote to decide the winner. Fin’s two songs and videos, entitled ‘A Million Places’ and ‘Evolution’, secured him the top prize in the closely fought competition. As well as performing regularly in York and Leeds, Fin recently supported soul artist Laura Mvula for her headline concert with Harrogate International Festivals. Mvula was famously championed by the late superstar Prince, and recently appeared with artist David Byrne. Her two highly regarded albums, ‘Sing To The Moon’ and ‘The Dreaming Room’ Jimmy Quinney (08-17) is studying Civil and Structural Engineering at Sheffield University. After a rigorous selection and interview process, Jimmy was awarded one of 75 QUEST undergraduate scholarships by the Institute of Civil Engineers in December 2017. Each scholarship is worth up to £10,000 over the course of study with paid placements for most scholars. Jimmy’s scholarship is with AMCO Engineering, a specialist contractor providing innovative multi-disciplinary solutions to the Energy, Environmental and Infrastructure market sectors. James Reckitt (10-12) fulfilled a childhood ambition in September 2017 by becoming a fully qualified Barrister. He has joined Dere Street Barristers in York as a fully paid up tenant. He says “life is rather hectic, but the dream I have been pursing for the past 12 years has finally come true.” Katie Stuart (05-15) is studying Philosophy and Politics at Durham University. As well as enjoying her course, she is also taking advantage of the sporting opportunities; she is netball captain for her college and has taken up rowing. Sophie Stuart (05-12) graduated from UCL in July 2017 with a first in Pharmacy. She did an internship with a healthcare communications consultancy in the autumn of 2017 followed by a three-month trip to Australia earlier this year to visit Ruth Tyrell (01-12) who now lives there. Sophie’s For OP GIFTS & MERCHANDISE OP ties, cufflinks, pens, china mugs, golf umbrellas, paintings and much more... Watch this space for more products to be added soon! Rob Sullivan (02-13) graduated with a first class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University as reported elsewhere in the magazine. He was also awarded the G V Sibley Memorial Prize for highest overall mark on his course. Since graduating, Rob has been busy working three jobs at once! Two of them are providing timing services for athletics events – so far he’s been to events as far away as Uganda, Kenya and China! He also works for a company that runs football leagues across the country, and he is currently involved in organising the 6-a-side football World Cup. He recently got engaged and is getting married in June next year. He came back to school in January to give a talk as part of the Sixth Form Symposium series of lectures. Florence Taylor (04-15) competed in the prestigious ‘Mrs Sunderland Music Festival’ in February and came first in the Musical Theatre class winning the ‘Huddersfield Light Opera Society Trophy’ after singing ‘Nothing Stops Another Day’ from ‘Ghost the Musical’. She also performed in a production called ‘The World Goes ‘Round’ at the John Cooper Studio in York in May. The show featured songs written by Kander & Ebb (‘Chicago’, ‘Cabaret’ etc). Florence is has just finished her final year at the Leeds College of Music studying Classical Voice and plans to pursue a career in the performance industry. Gift idea the OP in s for your life ! visit www.pockgifts.com Secure online ordering Delivered direct to your door 33