Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @valeofyorkcomco: Great set of Year 11 lads before our last ever kick about @ValeYorkAcademy . Good luck all of you 👍👍👏 https://t.co/NN6…2 weeks ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @ValeYorkAcademy: ***EVENT CANCELLED*** Unfortunately @NYorksPolice are now unable to attend on 20 and 21 May. Please do not send your c…1 month ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy***EVENT CANCELLED*** Unfortunately @NYorksPolice are now unable to attend on 20 and 21 May. Please do not send your child into school with their bikes next week!1 month ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy***EVENT CANCELLED*** Unfortunately @NYorksPolice are now unable to attend on 20 and 21 May. Please do not send your child into school with their bikes next week! https://t.co/KnKz4zIqo61 month ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyFollowing an increase in bike crime across the city @NYorksPolice will be in school next week to add students’ bikes to the National Police-approved database. They will also add a BikeRegister ID etch. Year 7 students can bring their bikes on 20 May and Years 8-11 on 21 May. https://t.co/T7SSsAXJ5b1 month ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@ScottCoueen66 Thank you very much for alerting us. We regularly talk to students about road safety and will be sure to raise it again.1 month ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @HopeLT_York: Two of our secondary schools are currently looking for teachers: @Barlby_High are recruiting a Teacher of Art, with Year L…2 months ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @valeofyorkcomco: Just a little reminder for all Year 6 joining @ValeYorkAcademy Sept 2021 that Admission Forms are to be returned to yo…2 months ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @ValeYorkAcademy: We're looking forward to seeing everyone back at school tomorrow morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for the…2 months ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWe're looking forward to seeing everyone back at school tomorrow morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for the summer term! ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ #newterm #schooldays2 months ago
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Lucy Oyelade

Left: 2007

Translator for the United Nations

Name: Lucy Oyelade

Achievement: Translator for the United Nations

Year of leaving school: 2007

I left in 2007, went to York College, then to Lancaster University to study French and Spanish. I now have a Masters in Translation with Interpreting, and before having my daughter I was working in London as a subtitler. I often tell people I watched TV all day – it’s not far wrong, I just also had to write or translate subtitles at the same time. I worked on Netflix shows, corporate videos, and a real variety of stuff. I’m passionate about accessibility in the media – subtitles are a large part of this but I’m also trying to spread the word about audio description as well.

I could never have imagined that this would be where I ended up after school. I’ve lived and worked in Paris, Geneva and Bilbao in Spain (yet at school, I was probably the least adventurous person!). I have been doing freelance translation for the UN, among other organisations, and I’ve given a paper at an academic conference about using translation as a way to revive minority languages. 

Since having my daughter, I’ve been turning to something totally different and started a small cake business. It’s always been a hobby (though ironically I didn’t take Food Tech for GCSE!), and now it’s growing and I can fit it in around my family. I’m sure I’ll go back to translation in the future, but I want to tell anyone reading this that it’s not a case of doing one thing forever. You might not know what you want to do, or you may think that because you’ve messed around at school you’re never going to amount to anything. It’s simply not true, it’s never too late, and you might be surprised where your interests and hobbies can take you if you’re ready to work hard and put the effort in.

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