James Brown

Hg 2020
“Wellington has very much changed my view of myself.”

I always had confidence in my abilities but never really viewed myself through the eyes of someone who should be respected.

When I started to take myself seriously and decided to invest in and enrich myself I began to view education as the tool to do that. This changed perspective of education has enabled me to reach the next level.

During some work experience I did at Garden Court Chambers I was shadowing a barrister who was working on a case about a group of young people from Tottenham who had robbed and stabbed a boxer on Tottenham High Road. I recognised one of the boys that I used to play football with sitting in the dock. This made me consider how small decisions can cause the lives of two individuals from the same area to diverge to such a great degree. This showed me what the power of education is.