From the moment I stepped through the doors of Faulkner’s I have loved Bradfield. This is not to say that there haven’t been moments when I was sad or wanted to go home. However, this feeling never lasted too long as the Faulkner’s House staff were extremely understanding of my situation and helped me through all the hard times.
When I arrived here, I was extremely sure of my interests. I liked sport and I would spend the next five years of my life playing as much of it as I could. Looking back, I can’t believe how naïve I was to think that this would be all I was interested in. One of the things that is so amazing about Bradfield is the variety of activities there are in which to get involved. It wasn’t long before I discovered my love for drama; a subject I had no interest in before and am now taking as one of my A Levels. Before starting this part of my life, I was under the impression that a person had one thing they were interested in and that was it. Some four and a half years later I can see how wrong I was and Bradfield has allowed me to develop my other interests alongside my love for sport.
Bradfield has catered for all of us and provided five years that we will all look back on very fondly.
The support I have received is another thing that I am extremely grateful for. When I have wanted to start new things, I have been given every opportunity to do so and helped throughout the journey. I have always had a love of watching football and had wanted to begin playing for a long time but was always too nervous to join a club. I finally decided to do it and in the Fifth Form I attended my first ever football training session. The coaching staff and my friends gave me so much support when I was finding it difficult and I am proud to say that I am now the Co-Captain of girls’ football. This is testament to the nurturing environment that Bradfield provides as the support I was given is what has enabled me to succeed in a sport that I now love.
I am aware that I am just one person giving you my point of view on Bradfield so to give you a more diverse perspective I want to talk about my family. I am one of three siblings and as I mentioned previously, my two older brothers attended Bradfield before me. All of us loved the College and the thing that is surprising about this is that we are all very different people.