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What subjects are you studying?
I am currently studying Mathmatics
A-Level, Subsidiary Diploma in
Engineering (Pearson BTEC) and ICT
AS Results: A* A B
What top tip could you give to a
year 8 student?
If I were to give a year 8 a top tip for
entering “Big school”, I would
highlight that secondary school is not
as scary as it seems. Do not let your
nerves get the better of you when
tackling new activities and subjects.
As a new student you will push yourself into uncomfortable circumstances where you will need to make new friends or learn new topics for a new subject you have never done before. Everyone is here to help and support you through hard times and battle with your nerves. In Lisnagarvey we are like a big family, so therefore do as much as you physically can with as much help as you can get, because it will be a huge benefit in the future.
What are your plans for the future?
After school I will ideally want to go to University, I would like to enrol in a Civil Engineering course, which will involve topics that suits me very well, it will help me progress towards being a structural engineer in the future. It is a dream of mine to be a part of this line of work, where I can study, design and take part in the construction of buildings.
What is the strangest thing about lock down and how are you coping?
I think a lot of people will agree with me on this when I say, the hardest part of lock down was not getting to finish school and see my friends properly enjoy the glorious weather . As a teenager it is extremely hard to occupy ourselves during the lock down, because we love to socialise. To cope during this period, I have pushed myself to do as much exercise as possible, I have gone on many bike rides, runs every other day and even some water sports on the north coast, to do this I had to work around lock down restrictions which enabled me to be outside for a certain amount of time and travel certain distances. I also try not to think about what was supposed to be going on in the world and just simply focus on today and what I can actually do.
Lisnagarvey is more than just a school, it is a place for learning, growing and developing as a person to become whoever we want to be. It is the place where we may discover our new found talents or interests, where we can be whoever we want to be.
Happiest memory so far in Lisnagarvey?
I have had a lot of great memories with Lisnagarvey and I have gone on many trips with school. In third year I went on the Belgium History trip. We did a lot of travelling to get to some of our destinations but it was well worth it. With the interesting facts and monuments, to the fun-filled theme park. It was a great opportunity to make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. This is a trip that I would highly recommend and a memory that I will not forget.
What contribution do you plan to make as part of the student leadership team?
As part of the leadership team, I would like to bring a really happy and comfortable atmosphere for all students to get their work complete to a high standard. I would like a pupil from the student leadership team, each week to conduct a session of the homework club. I think homework is a key part of our learning, it gives us a sense of urgency which will prepare us for the future and it will further our skills in those subjects. Although some students may not have a good place at home to do their homework or their parents may work a lot which leaves an empty house. Therefore, homework club will provide a safe place for these students to do work and also a quiet place for their concentration levels to remain at a high level, this way they can get more done. The supervision of an older pupil will keep the room quiet and will provide help for any student who needs it, making this a great idea for our schools development.
Robert Holland, Head Boy
Robert Holland, Head Boy
Letitia Clarke, Head Girl
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