Alderley Edge School for Girls welcomed back former pupil Michelle Ackerley earlier this month as part of its monthly ‘Lunch & Learn’ events.
Michelle spoke to senior school pupils and girls from years 5 and 6 about her time at Mount Carmel (which was later renamed Alderley Edge School for Girls) and about her successful journey since leaving the school.
Tv presenter Michelle can be seen regularly hosting The One Show alongside Matt Baker, which has seen her interviewing some of the biggest names in film and television (including Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Danny Boyle and Naomie Harris to name but a few).
Michelle also presents the new series of UKTV’s Fantasy Homes by the Sea.
Having presented on BBC1’s Watchdog, and Watchdog Test House, Michelle is also a roving reporter on Crimewatch Roadshow, where she can be seen getting involved in police raids and interviewing emergency service personnel.
She spoke fondly of her time at AESG, and reminisced about all of the wonderful times she enjoyed there.
Michelle was also thrilled to be reunited with some of her former teachers who still work at the school.
She gave the girls some advice on resilience, perseverance, and self-belief, telling them to make the most of every day.
The girls were fascinated to hear Michelle’s stories – from her first job in television at Blue Peter to her big-name interviews.
She spoke about overcoming obstacles and turning knock backs into sources for positive motivation.
“It was so fantastic to visit my old school and meet so many incredible students.” Michelle said afterwards. “They really are a testament to the school.
She added: “It’s lovely to see AESG going from strength to strength with teachers providing the support and inspiration needed for the girls to achieve their true potential.”