Highest-ranked woman in RAF inspires Hitchin school students

Elaine West at Hitchin Girls' School

Elaine West at Hitchin Girls' School - Credit: Archant

Air Vice-Marshall Elaine West – the highest ranked woman in the RAF – visited Hitchin Girls’ School to inspire pupils as part of their careers week, writes Josie Teschner.

She gave a talk stressing the importance of hard work and not being afraid to make mistakes.

She also celebrated female achievement saying: “Every woman has the ability to maximise her potential and succeed.”

Year 13 student Jasmine Pandit added: “I found her positive attitude inspiring, and made me realise there is no limit to my future.”

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