“Forest is a much bigger school than the preparatory school I joined it from. What really helped me was my House family, which is two people from each year in your House who you have House breakfast with and who you basically eat lots of delicious food with!”
“In Year 7, I broke the record for javelin - I think my attitude to sport transfers into academic study.”
"As part of the Forest Diploma, we have weekly Mindfulness sessions. When you are stressed, frustrated, annoyed, or angry with exams or homework, practicing Mindfulness really helps.”
“I am really interested in journalism. For Park News (a weekly newspaper for young people in the UK) I interviewed Tim Peake before he went to space.”
“I love the Sixth Form as it’s so separate to the rest of the School. We have our own space and are treated like adults by our teachers.”
“My Housemistress sees me every day and supports me with little things like revision check lists and to-do-lists”
“As I plan to study medicine at university, I have arranged a trip to Africa during the summer holidays. I will be spending five days in a private surgery and five days in a public surgery.”
“You can choose any topic as part of the Higher Project Qualification (HPQ) in Year 11. My HPQ was on intelligent extra-terrestrial life and if it exists in our galaxy - I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t...”
"I’m grateful to Forest for giving me the freedom to explore all my interests, no matter how eccentric."
“I run Forest’s Amnesty International Society. Since Year 9, we have raised £3,000. As part of a recent campaign, we wrote letters to MPs, campaigning for children to be allowed into country during the refugee crisis.”
“At Forest we have really good coaches. Sport here gave me the pathway to play for the Leyton Orient academy.”
“Forest has a good aura about it. As you walk through the white gates, you get a sense of community. You feel accepted here and everyone around you is supportive. The environment here also helps me in my music and academic work and through the stressful parts of the School day.”
"I play hockey, football and also cricket at Forest. I feel that these co-curricular activities are preparing me for life after Forest by giving me the confidence to take on new challenges.”
“I play cricket and the bassoon, but not at the same time!”
It is often said that Forest pupils are as busy outside of the classroom as they are within it.
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