Matthew Adar

Matthew (Williams) Adar [1988 ]

Matthew studied Biology at Plymouth University but switched to pursue a career in the hospitality side of hotel management.. He returned to Israel in 1993, completed national service in the IDF, and now lives and works as a Food & Beverage Manager in the city of Eliat in Israel.

Jessica Shaw 2014

Jessica Shaw [1999]

After her A levels, Jess gained a BSc(hons) in Ecology & Wildlife Management from the University of Edinburgh. From there she went to the University of Cape Town, South Africa, to gain first an MSc (distinction) in Conservation Ecology and then a Ph.D. in Zoology. Jessica moved back to Scotland where she is currently an Ornithology Advisor at the Scottish Natural Heritage.

Tom Bliss

Tom Bliss [1987]

After his A levels Tom attended Bristol University to study Chemistry and later Zoology but was drawn to entering the world of work to cut out a career for himself in commerce; initially working for Robert Fleming & Co on the Japanese dealing floor in London. In 1997 he then left for Australia on a one way ticket to stay with friends in Sydney and then moved to Dunedin in New Zealand. He now lives in Dunedin with his NZ born wife, Kelly, a primary school teacher , and their 3 children [and a cat ]. Tom is an investment advisor for Forsyth & Barr; a renowned investment house in New Zealand. When Tom is not working he enjoys his coastal location as a highly skilled and qualified diver having earlier decided against continuing his sky diving!

Tom is a regular and much appreciated contributor to the alumni postbag!

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Meryl Green’s mission to Ethiopia.

Nurse’s mission to Ethiopia – Photo: Meryl is in pink.

 While many people will be soon jetting off on luxury beach holidays, one local nurse is heading to Ethiopia on a charity expedition.

 Meryl Green, 23, from Harpenden, will be taking her nursing experienceto Ethiopia as part of Project Harar which helps young Ethiopians with severe facial disfigurements [to] have  corrective treatment.

Project Harar consists of European doctors and nurses who work alongside local Ethiopian staff to teach and share their knowledge with the local workforce.

 Meryl will be using two weeks of her holiday entitlement to go on the trip  which she will also be funding herself.

She said “I’ve always wanted to do charity work and travel with my job. I thought this charity was incredible. It will be great to pass on our knowledge. I’ve had a great education. I did my training at Kings College London; one of the top universities. I want to pass onmy education to those less fortunate”.

 Meryl, a former pupil of  RoundwoodPark School [class of 2009], works at a London hospital but has volunteered at St Albans hospital and care homes in Harpenden.

“I am very excited. It’s a big challenge but I’ll learn a lot. I am hoping to do something like this every year”.

 She set off from Heathrow on Saturday May 30th .

 Original article by Sophie Crocker in the Herts Ad.

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Natasha Dowie is UP for Sky sportswoman of May – VOTE NOW

Following her success for Liverpool FC and England and narrowly missing out [ runner up] on the Sky sportswoman of the year recently Natasha is again put forward for another award and she writes on facebook…

@tatsdowie: “I’ve been nominated for the Sportswoman of the Month award for May! Ur vote would be appreciated. Takes 30 seconds