Stuff to be proud of
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
– Winnie the Pooh
Being in the Enrichment program
During Primary School I was a part of our school's selective enrichment program for capable students. We focused mainly on mathematic problem solving, philosophy and ethics. These lessons carried out in small groups allowed me to develop skills that were otherwise not being specifically targeted by the common curriculum.
Adapting to a new culture
When I was 11 years old my family relocated from London to the south of France to be able to give my brother and I a better life and to escape the complications that accompany life in a large city. Within 6 months I was at the top of my class and had gotten a solid grasp on the language.
Receiving my Brevet Diploma
At the age of 14 at the end of my ultimate year of Key stage 3, I got my french equivalent of the GSCEs, the Brevet with the best possible grade that being Mention Très Bien. This was a defining moment in my secondary school career as It proved that I could not only hold my own in a foreign classroom and environment but also thrive.
Performing in Public
One of the most common fears worldwide is glossophobia, or fear of public speaking. Luckily, this wasn't something I dealt with. Singing in public however is a whole other story, But thanks to a few well placed pep-talks with friends and mirrors I managed to pluck up the courage to belt out 2 solos and a duette on 3 seperate occasions in front of friends, family, but also complete strangers
Experiencing the Press
It was in 2017 that I decided to hone my writing skills by starting to write comedic articles for my school newspaper, the best thing about this was having my teachers talk to me about their opnions on what I wrote, leading to further discussion on the topic. At the end of my first year of writing It was decided that I become Co-editor in Chief of the paper the following year.
Representing my Establishment
Being voted in as a student body president during my ultimate year at high school was both as daunting as it was
On top of being president of the School Board I felt
You don't need money to be rich
Quality of life is determined by whom we choose to spend it with