Student is Now a True Ambassador
Sixth Form student Amelia Morris has grown into a genuine ‘ambassador’ for Ellesmere College. Amelia, whose family reside just outside Whitchurch, has been at the school for almost ten years, starting at the age of eight. “My memories of Ellesmere go back before I even started at the school, as my dad is himself an Old Ellesmerian. Right from the start his mind was set on my brother, Ed and I spending our school life here. Now, looking back, I can’t thank my parents enough for giving me such a great opportunity to be in a school like Ellesmere”. she says.
Currently studying for her A-levels in Business Studies, Media and Art, it wasn’t long before she realised what career path she wished to take. A naturally creative and intelligent individual, Amelia plans to study Business Marketing at University before one day opening her own marketing agency. During the last ten years Amelia has embraced every element of student life, participating in the numerous extra-curricular activities available at Ellesmere, such as playing for the 1st Team hockey and completing her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and the array of inter-House competitions.
"I have had a wonderful time at the school; there have been so many opportunities to get involved with clubs and societies. The class sizes have always been small, which is really good, as no student goes unnoticed and teachers are committed to every student doing their best and so help us if ever we run into difficulties" she says.
Three years ago Amelia took the decision to board at the school and hasn’t looked back since. Now House Captain for St Oswald’s, the teenager is involved in the overall running of the house, ensuring that all of the girls remain happy. “One of the main reasons for boarding at Ellesmere was to be closer to my friends, who, over the years have become more like sisters. You also have the opportunity to get to know our international students and learn more about their cultures and life styles”.
This year Amelia was also encouraged to become a College prefect, acting as a role model and mentor for younger students. Her inherent ability to lead and her experience of the school over the years means that she is a perfect candidate for the role.
Amelia added. “I really feel the skills which I have learnt at Ellesmere will help me throughout my life, for instance canoeing 100 miles down the River Wye earlier this year for my Gold Duke of Edinburgh, has taught me leadership and team-building skills. However, I would not have been successful in so many areas of school life, if it wasn’t for the commitment and care of the teachers who have supported me along the way. They provided me with extra help when I needed it and are always willing to give up their time to help me achieve my ambitions and goals”.