and playing cricket
“I like improving my handwriting and spelling.”
I am dyslexic and get help with my writing at the Learning Development Centre (LDC) which I attend three times per week as part of my normal school timetable. I am happy to go as I feel supported. We work in groups and have fun with spellings by learning long words like discombobulated. We also do fun games on the whiteboard where you repeat a pattern using different coloured lights which has improved my memory skills. In my recent English exam I felt prepared to write a story which was a good feeling.
What I most like about art is the different kinds of artwork we can create in lessons. I am encouraged to make as much art as possible because art is based on your individual inspiration and is never wrong. In school there is no limit to your creativity. I am inspired by other people’s work and my teachers encourage me to use my imagination and express my feelings through art.
"Being made captain of my cricket team was the best feeling."
I am currently captain of the girls’ cricket team at school. I really like cricket because I love being outside and the excitement the game brings. It’s really nice to support your team members through good games and disappointing ones. I receive the best coaching from my cricket coach and currently play for Somerset.
Since being at Millfield Prep I have gained lots of confidence as a person and have tried many new things. Millfield Prep has taught me to never give up, even when you are having a bad day, and to continue to learn and develop from your mistakes. I love boarding in Champion house, it is like a massive sleepover with all your friends. I don’t have time to miss home with all the activities in the evenings and weekends.