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Meet the telephone campaign callers!

28/07/2021

Our fantastic telephone campaign calling team is made up of recent pupils at The Leys. They have kindly come back to chat to other OLs and current parents, and encourage support for the Gift of Education!


Samuel (North A 2016-21)

Samuel

Favourite memory at The Leys:

My favourite memory from the school would be going on a sports tour with some of my mates to South Africa in 2019. 

Favourite book:

My favourite book is Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall because how it explains the geopolitical climate of the world. 

Favourite food:

My favourite food would have to be pizza. This is because it comes in a wide variety and is always a safe option when deciding what to eat. 

What I want to be when I grow up?!:

I had no idea what I wanted to be then nor do I know now. 

Hetty (Barker 2018-20)

Hetty

Favourite memory at The Leys:

I think my favourite Leys memory would have to be performing in Blue Stockings. It was such a labour of love and the cast and crew were amazing. 

Favourite book:

My favourite book is The Beach by Alex Garland, I read it nearly every summer!

Favourite food:

My favourite food… anything Italian, especially pasta! 

What I want to be when I grow up?!:

When I was younger I always wanted to work in theatre or film, I loved acting and singing. 

Grace (Barrett 2018-20)

Grace

Favourite memory at The Leys:

I think it is too difficult to pinpoint a specific memory that I like the most of my time at The Leys, but I would say that I really enjoyed getting to know people through the extracurricular activities I signed up for when I first joined the school – I had so many laughs out of cooking and photography and these moments really made me feel like The Leys was such an inclusive, friendly community.

Favourite film:

My favourite film has got to be Inception, it has a great cast and really gets you thinking about perception and reality!

Favourite food:

I would definitely say my favourite food is dim sum, I could eat dumplings forever!

What I want to be when I grow up?!:

For a while at school I wanted to be either a languages teacher or a translator. It hasn’t changed much since then – I plan to be an interpreter!

Rosie (Barrett 2015-20)

Rosie

Favourite memory at The Leys:

I’m not sure it’s possible to say a favourite Leys memory! If I had to pick it would probably have to be getting the opportunity to perform a concerto at Saffron Hall backed by the school orchestra in front of a full audience. Nothing I have ever done before or since can compare to that!

Favourite book:

Now this really is something that changes constantly for me! My book of the summer so far would probably have to be The Midnight Library – I won’t ruin it for anyone, but it’s a very thought provoking book that has really stuck with me and made me think about my decisions in life a little differently.

Favourite food:

I have always loved pizza but since going to university this has truly been cemented as my favourite food! Any type of pizza whether it be a Dominos (which you can see from my house!) pepperoni passion or a cheap Co-op own brand just seems to have the ability to make my day better!

What I want to be when I grow up?!:

When I was younger all I wanted to do was be a farmer and own a lot of animals! However, after taking GCSE Biology I decided perhaps this wasn’t the career for me…

Matt (West 2015-20)

Matt

Favourite memory at The Leys:

Being in Amadeus

Favourite book:

At the Mountains of Madness

Favourite film:

The Dark Knight

Favourite song:

Life During Wartime: Talking Heads

Favourite food:

Chinese food

What I want to be when I grow up?!:

Zookeeper

Giles (Moulton & Barker 2013-20)

Giles

Favourite memory at The Leys:

This was when I was chosen to play for the tennis first team.

Favourite book:

My favourite book is Of Mice and Men.

Favourite film:

My favourite film is The Shawshank Redemption.

Favourite song:

My favourite song is Parallel Parking by Arden Jones.

Favourite food:

My favourite food is ice cream especially mint choc chip.

What I want to be when I grow up?!:

I have always wanted to be a engineer.

Kitty (Dale 2015-20)

Kitty

Favourite memory at The Leys:

A memory that will stay with me forever would have to be year 9, Bronze Duke of Edinburgh. I was already near the end of my tether when I fell backwards into a swamp of mud and got a tiny splinter in my little finger, resulting in me bursting into tears and spending the rest of the day covered in mud. Unlike my friends, at the time I did not see the funny side of the situation, however since then I cannot help but laugh when they remind me of just how much of a drama queen I was!

Favourite book:

My favourite book (and film) is easily Pride and Prejudice. I am a little bit of a hopeless romantic and I love the humorous way Jane Austen writes the dynamics of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy’s relationship.

Favourite food:

My favourite food would have to be spaghetti bolognese as I love the simplicity of it. It is my all-time favourite comfort food and I will always be in the mood for it (especially when made by my mum!)

What I want to be when I grow up?!:

Honestly, I’m still not entirely sure yet what I want to do when I am older! I am currently doing an English Degree at Exeter University and I definitely want to do a job that entails writing. I also have a lifetime wish to write a book at some point but I reckon I will do that much later in life!

"These moments really made me feel like The Leys was such an inclusive, friendly community."
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