Michelle goes back to school
Cheshire Life: March 2019
A rising star at the BBC popped into Alderley Edge School for Girls. Young pupils welcomed former student Michelle Ackerley back to speak to them as part of their monthly ‘Lunch and Learn’ events. Michelle spoke to Senior School pupils and girls from Years 5 and 6 about her time at Mount Carmel and AESG, and about her career since leaving.
Michelle reminisced about the wonderful times she had enjoyed and was thrilled to be reunited with some of her old teachers still at AESG. Michelle gave the girls some advice; to be resilient, to persevere, to believe in themselves and to make the most of every day.
The girls were fascinated listening to her stories, from her interviews to her first job in television at Blue Peter. She spoke about overcoming obstacles and turning knock backs into sources of motivation.
‘It was so fantastic to visit my old school and to meet so many incredible students,’ Michelle enthused.
‘They really are a testament to the school. It’s lovely to see AESG going from strength to strength.’
Michelle regularly hosts The One Show alongside Matt Baker, which has seen her interviewing some big names including Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Danny Boyle and Naomie Harris. Michelle also presents the new series of UKTV’S Fantasy Homes by the Sea.