|Having been a member of Sponne School for six years now, I have grown and changed considerably throughout my time here. Arriving at Sponne as a timid, shy little Year 7 back in 2010, only knowing two people in the entire school, I would have never of dreamt that six years later I would be given the honour of being head girl!
Throughout my time here so far, I have attended many extra-curricular clubs including art, photography, drama and table tennis club, all organised by the teachers to develop your skills and to help you to have fun and make new friends. In year 10, I completed my bronze Duke of Edinburgh award through Sponne and I’ve also really enjoyed the trips and activities I’ve been on with the school throughout the years; these include a residential geography trip to Dorset, several trips to London and more recently, I was given the opportunity to take part in the Rotary Club’s Young Designer of the Year Competition- in which I went to De Monfort University in Leicester and was awarded second prize in the whole district! It is only with the help, support and encouragement of the fantastically dedicated teachers here at Sponne that I have been able to make these achievements.
Moving into the Sixth Form last September was something which I expected to be a daunting experience, but within the first week I felt at ease and knew that I had made completely the right decision. I enjoyed the fact that we were put into new tutor groups, allowing everyone to integrate more and form new friendship groups. The support given by the Sixth Form Team is exceptional and they are always my first port of call with any concern or query I might have. As well as studying Media Studies, Business Studies, Sociology and Product Design this year, I have taken part in things organised by the sixth form team, including Debating society, Law School Junior, mentoring, and I have been a part of the Summer Ball committee. Whilst A levels are a huge jump from GCSE, and the work load increases considerably, as long as you stay on top of things and stay motivated, it’s really nice to take part in extra- curricular activities as it helps build you as a person. We’re currently receiving a lot of help regarding universities and apprenticeships, and I am excited for this coming year where I will be making some very important decisions, but feel at ease knowing that I will have the support of my teachers and the sixth form team in any decision that I make.
I hope you enjoy your transition into the Sixth Form as much as I did, and I look forward to welcoming you into our cohort in September!