This month, every day, we will be tracking some of the lives of the wonderful women who have attended this school.

Our eighth inspirational past pupil this month is Maxine Jones - Dr Biltong, as she fondly known as in South Africa.

Maxine was awarded her Doctorate at Stellenbosch University in 2017, and is said to be the foremost authority of how to make biltong. In a Cape Talk Biltong Championship on John Maytham's show, this claim was ratified. Guiding her area of research was recognising the economic importance of the biltong industry and its potential for further growth‚ both nationally and internationally. Being a person who grabs opportunities with both hands and works to make them happen, combining doctoral research with something that she loved eating made enormous sense! Maxine is currently Managing Director of a startup biltong company in Seattle.