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Student stories - School's life

Dana Ye-Lee and Ella-Rose Meagher

Congratulations to our Head Girl, Dana Ye-Lee, and Deputy Head Girl, Ella-Rose Meagher on their outstanding Cambridge awards.

Dana said she was over the moon to come Top in the World in Physical Education last year.

“Achieving well in AS PE was a goal of mine last year, but I’m still trying to wrap my head around receiving Top in the World,” she said. “I have my PE teacher, Mr Mathie, to thank a lot though because of his constant support and hard work in ensuring myself and my class understood everything completely and had plenty of practice leading up to the final exam.”

What’s the best part of PE for Dana? “In terms of theory, my favourite area is definitely the physiology and anatomy side of things,” she said. “Otherwise, I absolutely love weight training and powerlifting, and I’m super excited to try Olympic weightlifting this year.”

For her part, Ella-Rose was shocked at her Top in New Zealand in Business Studies result. “Quite frankly I assumed that someone else in my class, let alone the country, had done better!” she said.

“It’s the multi-disciplinary and practical aspect of Business that I find the most fascinating. Business is the jigsaw puzzle of the commerce subjects, for example you need to know about Economics and Accounting in order to create or run a successful business, so I enjoy the variety of learning, and using the practical aspects of those subjects makes sense to me.”

Ella-Rose said she needed to thank her teacher, Mrs Hawthorn for her result. “It’s due to her dedication, passion and humour in making business such an enjoyable subject,” she said.