Barbara Okerenta

Legal Assistant in an international law firm – Pinsent Masons

Class of 2010

University: Law with French Degree, University of Hull

After leaving Fir Vale, I went on to do my A-levels at All Saints Catholic High School.  After which I got a Law with French degree from the University of Hull.

I remember that it was in Fir Vale that my love for French was sparked  - right in the classroom of Ms Galmes.

I am now currently living my childhood dream of being a French resident! I have been living in France for four years now and work as a Legal Assistant in an international law firm – Pinsent Masons.

It is safe to say that life after Fir Vale was full of numerous adventures - from adjusting to the jump from GCSEs to A-levels, to adjusting to being in a different city from home to experience the full university life.  Without a doubt, I still carry with me all the lessons I learnt at Fir Vale.

My message to students is: 

To all current Fir Vale students, I encourage you to listen to the advice and guidance from the teachers and counsellors around you, because they have your best interest at heart and only want to see you win!