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Rosie Knighton

Barrett, 2015-20

Hi! I’m Rosie, currently a History undergraduate at the University of Durham. I attended The Leys from 2015-2020 and was lucky enough to work on the Gift of Education campaign in the summer of 2021.


I had not really heard about the campaign whilst I was at School, but I quickly learnt just how much difference the campaign makes. Myself, having moved from a state to an independent school, I cannot put into words how grateful I am for the opportunities that The Leys has provided for me. As a keen musician, I have seen first-hand that what the system offers goes way beyond the classroom. It is about much more than that: the extracurricular opportunities, the encouragement, the pastoral support, the community boarding school environment, and so much more.

I have become an ambassador for the Gift of Education because I want to spread the word, and help young children have the same opportunities as I and so many of my school friends have had. I believe that the campaign really does have the ability to change lives – an exemplary education should be available to everyone, and this is a step to getting there.

I have become an ambassador for the Gift of Education because I want to spread the word, and help young children have the same opportunities as I and so many of my school friends have had.
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