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College Gardens Percentage for Art project - celebrating JCG's alumnae

As part of our College Gardens Percentage for Art project, Jersey College for Girls students have been drawing inspiration from some of the school’s most famous and influential alumnae.

We are thrilled to have produced 12 short videos, representing each of the chosen inspiring alumna, who have all been inspirational since the school opened in 1888 at La Pouquelaye. Each video has been posted on our social media channels over the last few weeks. If you have missed them, you can find the complete set of videos here by clicking on the link below:

The chosen alumnae include the following:

Dame Florence Baron - an English Barrister and was appointed Justice of the High Court Judge in the family division, representing several high-profile individuals such as Prince Charles in his divorce from Lady Diana.

Adelaide Casely-Hayford MBE became an iconic figurehead for black and feminist pride, pioneering women’s education in Sierra Leone.

Professor Vivien Mylne  taught classics at JCG during WWII and became a celebrated academic following the dissolution of the war.

Marguerite Stocker MBE achieved great success in engineering during a time when the industry was dominated by men.

Dr Lillian Grandin was the first Jersey woman to qualify as a doctor and devoted her life helping people as a missionary in China.

Beckie Herbert became an international hockey player and represented England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games where she scored her first International goal.

Emily Allchurch is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist who has successfully exhibit and lectured across the world.

Dr Lorna Colquhoun has become to be a highly respected academic who has spent years building her knowledge on medical issues in developing countries.

Jenny Hill is a British news reporter and television journalist who currently acts as the BBC’s Berlin correspondent.

Jane Delap made her dreams come true by becoming a commercial pilot which led her to become one of the first women pilots to fly Boeing 777 longhaul with BA.

Elsie Roberts became Lady Principal of JCG after the school opened in 1880, she was integral to women’s education in Jersey in the 19th century and her legacy extends to the present day.

Dr Susie Grant is a marine biogeographer and polar scientist for the British Antarctic Survey, a world-leading polar research institute and has participated in several expeditions having visited Antarctica eight times.




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