Full time Boarder
Country of Origin – Ghana
Tell us a bit about yourself
I started boarding in Year 7. I study History, Spanish, Drama, Further Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English Literature and language. I enjoy playing the piano, have been playing for many years.
How have you found settling into boarding?
My year group are already quite close and so made settling in easier. Everyone is really nice and the teachers are very supportive.
What is boarding life like at The Royal?
It’s very structured which is helpful, especially being an exam year. It’s also quite flexible at the same time meaning I get a good work – exercise – social life balance. The common room is a really nice place to socialise with other boarders in the evening.
How often do you go home?
I go home at half term and the end of term - approximately every 6 weeks.
How do you keep in contact with your family?
Phone, zoom and social media.
Are there any initiatives your particularly enjoy?
The weekend activities - we are always encouraged to take part. The boarding committee which I am proud to be a part of. The committee are the voice of the boarders. We decide on outings, celebration of events especially linked with diversity. I enjoy mixing and working with other students from many different backgrounds.
In what ways do you think you have developed since coming to a boarding school?
I have grown to be more independent and resilient; I am now able to do more things on my own. I am more responsible and have learned to manage my time better. I have grown in self-confidence and improved my speaking skills.
What aspirations do you have for the future?
In the short-term to do well in my GCSEs and hopefully gain a scholarship to the Royal Sixth Form and do well in my A Levels. In the future I am hoping to secure a place at Oxbridge or a Russel Group university and go and study human rights law.