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Talk at St Mary's School in Cambridge   
8 November 2012 | Posted by Jon Burgess
 
Beacon Planning were invited to talk to pupils at St Mary's School in Cambridge about careers in planning and heritage.
Two staff from Beacon Planning were invited to talk to pupils at St Mary's School in Cambridge about careers in planning and heritage as part of the school's 'Design Week' in October 2012. Charlotte Burton and Rachel Leung went to talk to pupils at the girls' school about the work they do at Beacon and their previous experience which led them to choose careers in planning and heritage. The talk covered everything from choosing degree courses to finding work experience in South East Asia. The talk was well received by students and staff. Sarah Newbery from the School's Work Experience and Careers Department said "A huge thank you. We thought your talk to the girls yesterday was inspirational and all that we hoped it might be – far reaching, exciting, explanatory and sympathetic! You pitched it spot on and were indeed excellent role models." In 2011, Beacon secured planning permissions for St Mary's Junior School at its new premises on Chaucer Road and has provided ongoing advice. The school's Bursar, Duncan Askew, says "Planning is a complex area... Beacon listens carefully to our requirements, proposes pragmatic options and works very closely with us to achieve the optimum solutions". Let's hope the talk inspired the next generation of planning and heritage advisors!