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Orianne

Year 13

I joined Loughborough Amherst School at the start of Year 7, originally coming from a small village primary school. The transition from primary to secondary education was initially overwhelming, a new unexplored place and unfamiliar faces. However, I instantly felt part of the close-knit community, intertwined with supportive staff, friendly faces and enchanting buildings revealing the hidden gem in Loughborough.

I am currently studying Applied Science, Physical Education and Sociology at A-Level. With a strong ambition to study Adult Nursing at University and with the vision of specialising in geriatric care.

My desire to study Nursing has been enhanced through the School community. Loughborough Amherst School has allowed me to re-establish the Voluntary Services Unit, where we attend local residential homes, to provide company. Reinforcing the school motto of love and charity fulfilling the law.

Life changing trips are on offer at Amherst. We have the opportunity to experience the Lourdes pilgrimage and the prospect, in the near future, to volunteer at the Rosminian Sisters orphanage in Tanzania. From the eye-opening trip to Auschwitz, cultural experience in Amsterdam to the tantalising French cuisine trip.

Amherst will provide personal support and encourage students to realise their full potential. This can take a variety of forms for example, if that’s thriving on the sports field, this can be enhanced by high profile outdoor sports facilities and the recent development of the sports gymnasium, or if thriving within the classroom, high quality learning experiences. Whatever your strengths, all are accommodated for.

"My advice to current or prospective students would to be grasp all the opportunities Amherst offers, which will widen your knowledge, enrich your experience and help you form lifelong friendships. "