I was at Badminton from 2013 to 2018. I started my Badminton journey as a Boarder, joining Year 9 at the age of twelve, where I was welcomed with open arms into the lively and diverse community that was at the heart of the School. From there, I flourished, achieving nine GCSEs and receiving an unconditional offer to read Theatre and Performance at the University of Leeds.
Badminton supported me exceptionally throughout my education, especially with my dyslexia where a carefully coordinated programme was put in place. This, together with the tremendous support from the Teachers, enabled me to gain confidence in not just my academic ability, but also in myself.
I was given a huge array of opportunities at Badminton, from taking part in School plays (where I really discovered my love and passion for Drama) to playing in Sports teams; it has all shaped me into who I am today.
I gained a great sense of independence at Badminton, from participating in activities such as running the Year 9 Drama Club, organising the sessions that followed and eventually performing a piece at the Tobacco Factory and also through awards and exams such as the ESB Award in which I obtained a Distinction.
Badminton School, together with the Badminton School Bursary Fund, has enabled me to become the person that I am today and instilled a unique and diverse set of life skills, as well as an incredible work ethic, for which I remain truly grateful.
Badminton School gave me the chance to explore opportunities completely outside the realms of my academic work in a range of mediums such as Public Speaking, leading group discussions and becoming HR Director of our Lower Sixth Enterprise Business.