As it's almost Valentines Day (and there is a trip away up for grabs!) I just wanted to write a little love letter and say...
THANK YOU SHILLINGTON!
Although my career path hasn't been very clear cut since leaving Shillo I know that it is the best decision I have ever made. Waking up at 4.30am everyday to travel in Manchester to become a part of this fun and engaging community with excellent teachers and resources was just so much fun and totally worth the early starts (although thank the Lord for the Costa Coffee below the studio)
I never got on very well in traditional educational settings and that fact made me initially nervous to go back to school but Shillo hits the nail on the head. There was no lack of engagement and support and everyone was treated equally whether you were the star pupil or needed a little extra help. I kind of wish I could go back! My favourite brief was definitely creating my Wes Anderson Fox Flyer. I loved every minute of that project and am still very proud of the results.
John, Charlotte and Sarah were wonderful, welcoming, knowledgable, kind and funny teachers (who helped me through a fair few meltdowns around portfolio time) and built a great community spirit between us all while we were students. I know for sure that I wouldn't be doing this if I hadn't gone to Shillington College.
So thanks again to everyone involved around the world, it must take a hell of a lot of work. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the #shillumni community!