Meet the Scholar: Princess
/ Categories: 29 January 2021General
Being a scholar is not solely about academic achievement, or outstanding performance in a creative subject. To be ‘scholarly’ is to be proactive in seizing opportunities to assist the development of your knowledge, skills and character. We will be introducing our scholars and sharing their experiences and achievements; if you are inspired by their stories please feel free to talk to them.
First up is Princess, Academic scholar and Head of Year 10
Communication: Last year Princess participated in the MUN conference at Wycombe Abbey. Taking this opportunity assisted her in becoming a better listener, and being able to put herself in someone else’s shoes. MUN helps to develop the skill of reasoning from different perspectives, which is particularly important to Princess as an aspiring lawyer.
Confidence: Princess has been involved with LAMDA for many years which has helped her to develop not just her confidence with public speaking, but also to fully participate in school productions and dance performances. These experiences helped to build the self-confidence required to apply for the head of year 10 position.
Collaboration: Athletics was somewhat out of Princess’ comfort zone, but getting involved enabled to her to draw on the support of her peers to enjoy participating and improve on her previous sporting achievements.
Application: Brain training has helped Princess to improve her academic outlook as well as her logical and philosophical thinking. Her problem-solving skills were put to good use at the Rotary Technology Tournament, helping the team to secure second place.
Self-motivation: Princess submitted an entry to BBC Young Reporters based on how we can get more black history into our school curriculums around the UK. Building on this theme Princess lead a school assembly and has also developed her own website and blog focusing on topics that she believes need more open conversations such as racism and mental health.
Initiative: Princess responded to one of the many emails about careers events and participated in The Young Lawyers Programme. She would definitely be interested in doing a similar course again, as she is aware that this will support future academic applications as well improving her awareness of the working world.
Leadership: Princess is organised and has a keen sense of responsibility within her community. Her commitment to her personal development both within and beyond school made her an ideal candidate for a leadership position; she is dedicated to doing good for the people around her and will no doubt take full advantage of this opportunity to further develop her skills.