Ella Redfern

C 2020
“Playing on the Olympic hockey pitch in the Olympic Park alongside some of my best friends will be an experience and memory always close to my heart”
What are you doing now?

I am currently on an MA Geography degree at the University of Edinburgh. I am also employed by a tutoring company called MyTutor doing weekly tutoring.

What is your favourite memory of Wellington?

I have so many, but one that I remember feeling very special at the time was winning the U14 Hockey Nationals. No team had done it before and the sense of achievement, pride and togetherness were feelings I will never forget. Playing on the Olympic hockey pitch in the Olympic Park alongside some of my best friends will be an experience and memory always close to my heart.

Why did you want to be part of the campaign? What made you want to get involved?

The Prince Albert Scholarship programme is a campaign I have always admired and been passionate about. My mum is a donor and I would love to do the same when I am older and earning a steady income. I am passionate about helping others, especially those who struggle. My tutoring job involves helping children who are really struggling with their studies and I love being able to shed light on something they find difficult and not enjoyable. Wellington taught me so much academically, personally and socially whilst offering me with the widest of opportunities. I would love for many more people to have the opportunity to experience Wellington life.

A fun fact about yourself?

I am a vegetarian.