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Posted On: 10th Oct 2013

Sky's the Limit

Fixer Chanel McLeod
Fixer Chanel with primary school pupils

A Fixer from Ullapool, whose ambition is to work on an oil rig, has helped create a poster campaign, showing positive examples of girls who have followed their dreams.

 

Chanel McLeod (17), and her team of Fixers, want to inspire more girls of their age to have confidence in themselves and to strive to achieve whatever they want.

 

The posters, which have been created with the help of Fixers, will be distributed in primary schools to encourage pupils to think big, no matter how unattainable something may seem.

 

‘I have dreams of working offshore, which is not something most people would automatically have guessed,’ Chanel says.

 

‘But it’s about chasing your dreams and that’s why I’m so passionate about this project. I want to let others know anything is possible.'

 

The posters, which Chanel presented to pupils at Ullapool Primary, depict real women doing inspiring jobs, using the simple tagline, ‘Think it, Dream it, Do it.’

 

‘I’m really happy with the posters, they’re exactly as we wanted,’ she says.

 

‘We aimed to create images to promote examples of adventurous and independent girls.

 

‘I want girls to know they don’t have to be pretty to be happy and successful in life.’

 

The aim is for primary school children to see the posters and appreciate the vast array of exciting opportunities that are available to them, in the hope that they will be encouraged to aim high.

 

Chanel hopes the campaign will leave a lasting legacy among schools in the area.

 

‘I’ve loved my Fixers experience; I’ve felt such a sense of achievement.

 

‘I just hope that we can get into the minds of young people to push them to do something amazing.’

 

Click below to view the posters

 

Author: N. Farooq

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