Tanaka - Head GirlWhen I was at Springfield Primary School, I was adamant on coming to Sunbury Manor because I constantly heard stories about the opportunities that students had. It seems that there are only so few experiences we as children can gain, however Sunbury Manor opposes this idea and never stops giving to the students. Sunbury Manor has given me memorable experiences like Youth Speaks, which has allowed me to express myself vocally to an audience. Youth Speaks also gave me the confidence to become Head Girl, as it gave me the faith that I have the ability express myself using only my voice. I had also been selected for trials within our school for being a Wimbledon Ball Girl and many other students will receive this opportunity. These experiences and opportunities that are generously given to us begin from the first year at Sunbury Manor, and are moments that, Im sure every student can agree, they will remember forever. Its difficult to choose a key moment that defines my wonderful time here as there are far too many, but I can assure you that there is no shortage of opportunities as every child will have multiple choices that will appeal to them. Whether you are an artistic, academic, athletic or a sociable character, there is something for you.
Sunbury Manor encourages all students to take part in extracurricular activities because they know how beneficial they can be. I had the opportunity to partake in the netball team, but there are various other athletic opportunities like the football team, rounders, basketball, indoor rowing, district sports etc. I was involved with the school play as Sunbury Manor gave me the chance to experience acting, as well as seeing performances in theatres. Clearly you can see why I was so adamant on coming to Sunbury Manor, as they supported me educationally and allowed me to explore my creativity through competitions like the Young Writers.
During my time here at Sunbury Manor, I have learnt lessons that I will treasure. These lessons go beyond academic work as the encouraging staff and welcoming environment taught me to always be kind hearted, strong-minded and aim to always be a better version of myself. No matter what circumstance, Sunbury Manor has taught me to persevere and stay resilient. These skills I can carry with me when I move on to further education, which I am thankful that I have preparation for due to Sunbury Manors supportive staff. I am honoured to be Head Girl at Sunbury Manor for numerous reasons, but just being known as a Sunbury Manor student gives me a sense of pride. I cannot express my appreciation to school for allowing me to experience an unforgettable journey, where I have found myself, found who I want to be, and what I want to be.