It’s difficult to describe how I felt being offered a place at Wellington (or how I felt when arriving at Wellington) as when you are 16 you don’t have many opportunities where your life is going to change – a change which you hope is going to be the better.
The opportunity showed me that life is much larger than you think, and the opportunities and possibilities it brought expanded my horizons massively.
I normally don’t have a problem with words, but I have a hard time expressing what this opportunity truly meant to me as a person. Coming to Wellington has opened so many doors for me.
The teachers’ unconditional belief in you makes you believe in yourself and realise how capable you are.
Being at Wellington was the first time in which I struggled through something and broke through. It gave me newfound trust in myself – to trust myself academically and as a person. I was able to do this as I told myself that if you put your mind to something you can do it. By being at Wellington it gave me that confidence.
It was the opportunity of a lifetime; it truly was and it’s something that I will always be grateful for.