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St Margaret's Day 2021

17th November 2021

From the traditional coin trail, cupcakes and lunch feast, to a visit and workshop from a former pupil, St Margaret's Day is always an event our pupils are keen to be involved in.

This year former pupil Jessica Allan came back to St Margaret's to  deliver a workshop to our art scholars.  A super-talented and successful illustrator herself, Jessica left St Margaret's in 2004 to study at Central St Martins in London. Originally studying Theatre Design, it was only later on in the course that she started to think about a career in illustration, despite the fact that her art teacher at St Margaret's had predicted that she would one day have a career as a book illustrator.

After graduating, Jessica  started her career working for Baker Ross illustrating and designing children’s crafts, moving on to work for Wonderbly as a product designer. Since then she has designed many toys for Jellycat and  illustrated her first children’s book ‘The Scruffy Puppy’  in 2018.

“We were delighted to welcome Jessica back into School this week and can't thank her enough for taking time out of her schedule to work with our scholars on a cover for a St Margaret's Day book.”

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