Introducing Frankie Bridge – The new InterHigh Ambassador
InterHigh is delighted to be welcoming Frankie Bridge as an ambassador this year. Frankie is a Sunday Times Best Selling author, presenter, former member of pop group The Saturdays and mental health advocate. Frankie became a household name in 2007 with the success of the all-girl band and joined us in November as our newest ambassador. As a young pop star with a busy schedule, she is the perfect example of someone who would have benefitted from a flexible education like InterHigh, and we can’t wait to gain her valuable insights and help impact even more young people around the UK.
Frankie said she is “very excited about my partnership with InterHigh and to be able to share all the brilliant work to support and educate young people during these challenging times.”
Frankie experienced a unique childhood and understands what it is like to grow up in an environment which does not suit a mainstream education. Frankie also brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in overcoming and effectively managing mental health and wellbeing challenges that many of us can relate to.
Through her work with mental health charity, MIND, podcast series Open Mind and Sunday Times bestselling book Open, Frankie has helped create a more open and honest conversation about mental health, inspiring many young people around the country, and during a global health pandemic, which has highlighted the value of mental wellbeing support in education.
We are incredibly inspired by the important work she has done to help remove the stigma associated with mental health challenges, and we are thrilled to be able to benefit from her insights and understanding in this area and further support the wellbeing of all of our students.
In the ambassador role, Frankie will share her experiences with students and the wider InterHigh community at events throughout the year, and also help raise awareness of the online school to young people who may be better suited to a flexible, engaging and creative approach to school, but are unaware of the opportunities available to them.
As a Key Opinion Leader with an established follower base, Frankie also joins former Great Britain Olympian Colin Jackson, and Welsh Commonwealth Games table tennis player (and InterHigh student) Anna Hursey, who are ambassadors for the online school.
Frankie is thrilled to be involved because, as she explains “growing up, my education often took a backseat and looking back I wish there had been an opportunity for me to benefit from something like InterHigh, so I didn’t have to make those compromises.”