Mr Taylor reports ‘As part of Student Volunteering Week, we welcomed back PF Old Girl Jess Best to present an assembly on her charity work and to talk to the Lower Sixth Geographers. Since leaving Prior’s Field in 2013, Jess has achieved a degree in Human Geography and Masters in Social Science Research Methods in Environmental Planning and, having recently returned from volunteering in Nicaragua for three months, she wanted to inspire others to go and make change too. Whilst there, Jess was working on a water, sanitation and hygiene project, constructing latrines and teaching about the implications of poor sanitation/hygiene. Prior to this, she was volunteering in Bolivia alongside conducting research for her Masters dissertation and helping local children by working on social development projects to help improve confidence in themselves. Jess also believes that helping others can also be done at home, for example she ran a dance club in a primary school in Cardiff for a year, after being President of the dance society at her university.
The overall message from Jess’ presentation is that anyone can go and help those less fortunate than themselves, anywhere, and no project is too small to make a difference. Jess certainly inspired our girls.’