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Sixth Form Stories

30 Apr 2018

Name: Amy
Year: 12
House: Longfield
Biggest achievement at Barney: Performing Evensong with the school choir in St Paul’s Cathedral.

At the beginning of last week, Erland Rendall, the CEO of Atorus, presented a variety of his projects and achievements in our lecture period. I thoroughly enjoyed the lecture and left feeling inspired by some of the amazing architecture he had created in multiple landscapes. This followed a very informative talk by the Head of Admissions from Edinburgh and Bath University, delivering vital information on the UCAS process. Tuesday brought us to Teeside University where we attended a UCAS fair, gathering prospectuses and general information on our choice of universities. On Friday I experienced the first Women’s afternoon at Barney, inspired by #BarneyGirlsCan. The relaxed environment with refreshments gave us all the confidence to stand up and deliver a group presentation. Everyone got involved and it really highlighted the sisterhood environment we have here. Also on Friday, myself and eleven others doing Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award, set off to Haweswater in the Lake District to tackle some of its hills and bogs facing rain, wind and even snow (for one group), as part of our training expedition. We camped in the wilderness for two nights giving us more experience of being with nature. It was by far a massive challenge, however my team and I managed to remain positive and motivated throughout the expedition and we got through it together. Although it was a tough weekend, I feel a great deal of accomplishment for battling through the freezing temperatures and difficult terrains with my friends.