I joined Heathfield in Form I and was awarded the 11+ Drama and Academic scholarships. Before joining Heathfield, I had been on movie sets as an extra for Bridget Jones’ Baby and Tarzan. I enjoyed the excitement of being part of a movie but had not had the confidence to audition for speaking roles. This changed when I joined Heathfield; whilst in Form I, I started to act alongside A Level Drama students for their assessed performance. I have also taken part in the Shakespeare for Schools competition. Currently, I am playing Lucas in Heathfield’s production of The Addams Family which will be performed next year.
I enjoy all my GCSE subjects, but I have become increasingly interested in Maths and Science during my time at Heathfield and I am studying for an additional GCSE in Further Maths. I plan to study A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths and would like to study Medicine at university.
Taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award introduced me to the Kissing it Better charity and I have continued working with the charity in my free time.
I represent Heathfield in lacrosse and netball and in my free time I enjoy reading books of all genres and playing music. I play the violin, saxophone, clarinet and piano and take part in weekly rehearsals with the school Band and Orchestra.
I have had a fantastic range of experiences since joining Heathfield, but the greatest gift the school has given me is self-confidence. I suffered from stage fright before joining the school, but now I am confident taking part in Assemblies, reading in Chapel, speaking in public and performing on stage.
Sarah, Form IV