Bianca joined Headington in U3 from a school in Hong Kong as a full boarder. It’s her first time living away from home. She takes Tennis and Piano lessons and is currently working on Grade 5 Piano.
There’s lots of opportunities and it’s easier to make friends. You also have the opportunity to make friends with people in other years, not just the people in your year. I also really like the activities, a lot of them I haven’t done before. Sometimes we do baking in the boarding house which is really fun – I haven’t really cooked often before.
My favourite subject is Maths. I feel like I’m more of an academic person, while I do do sports, it isn’t one of my favourite things. I hadn’t really tried Tennis before coming to Headington but I think it’s fun and interesting.
The people here are really nice and they’re just really open, it’s so easy to make friends. In my old school, it was harder. I think Headington has many great facilities and the boarding is different than what I am used to – in a good way!
On what she’s learned about herself
I’ve learned that I can be independent and also I have learned that I am quite capable of doing many things. In my old school, there weren’t so many opportunities and I felt like I didn’t have the time to try different things. It benefits me because I could find something new that I really like, I’m not just sticking to a few things that I usually do.
On her ambitions
I would like to improve my piano y doing some more exams. I want to try out to be form captain and also be in the School Council. I haven’t thought about what I want to be in the future but I want to try and go to university and the greatest achievement I think would be maybe to get a PhD.