Year 8 (joined in Year 7)
I came to Millfield Prep School in Year 7 and my experience to date has been excellent. Millfield Prep has really helped me nurture both my academic and co-curricular abilities.
I have a great love of languages and I am proud of my improvement in both Spanish and French. Ms Velasco is my Spanish teacher and has always pushed and encouraged me to explore my range further, so I am constantly improving. Ms Velasco has been instrumental in my passion for Spanish and under her guidance I am currently at a GSCE level and will prepare to sit the exam in Year 9. I am so pleased that Millfield Prep has encouraged me to sit the exam so early. I absolutely love languages and I am keen to study linguistics. I love learning about cultures and origins and this was something I enjoyed when my family lived abroad. I also wish to be bilingual in Swedish and Mandarin. Swedish is part of my heritage as my father is Swedish, and Mandarin is a widespread and beautiful language. Millfield Prep has really given me the tools and flexibility to explore my love of languages and to look towards creating a future in studying languages.
Alongside academics, sailing and swimming are two important passions in my life. I have been swimming and sailing since I was six years old. Mr Maxwell is my sailing coach at Millfield Prep. I think Mr Maxwell is very motivating and supportive, and he is always interested in my sailing accomplishments, whether it is an inter-school competition, squad training or the World and European Championships, he is always asking and learning from me, as much as I am learning from his achievements and adventures in Yacht sailing. I feel very fortunate that Millfield Prep offers a brilliant sailing programme that allows me to train during school hours.
Finally, swimming is a great passion of mine. Helen and Arthur are my swimming coaches and under their tutelage I have had massive improvements in my times and techniques. They are so motivating and create a wonderful swim team that I feel proud to be part of. It is an honour to swim for a team that has had so many Olympians pass through the same training and go on to achieve their dreams.
I feel very fortunate that Millfield Prep offers a brilliant sailing programme that allows me to train during school hours.
Millfield Prep has really given me the tools and flexibility to explore my love of languages and to look towards creating a future in studying languages.
Maia - Year 8