An OW I spoke to informed me that younger students had to make toast for their prefects but they didn’t have toasters, so they used to use a gas flame and heat a biscuit tin over it and then use that to toast the toast! A lot of fingers were burnt in this process!
Hearing OWs talk so fondly about Wellington and finding that Wellington is something that connects people even when they have nothing in common. I also loved hearing the stories they have to tell about the history of Wellington – I learnt so many things about what the school used to be like.
I feel like I gained invaluable interpersonal skills that will help in the future – I learnt how difficult it can be to talk to someone over the phone like this and how to overcome this. I learnt how to negotiate (politely!) and I also learnt how to respond when a conversation doesn’t necessarily go to plan. I also learnt how grateful I am for my education and how much it really means to be able to give that education to someone else.
Absolutely! When giving my project chat, I realised just how much my Wellington education shaped me and how much it means to me and the gift of being able to give that to someone else is something that I will never be able to put into words. I am so proud of how much money we made as a group and I’m excited for how much the Prince Albert scholarship fund is looking to grow over the next few years. I am so pleased to have played a role in that growth.