Deputy Head Girl Milly Fair (U6, A) answers our questions this week about life at Cheltenham College.
- What A Levels are you taking and what thoughts do you have for the future?
I am studying Textiles, History of Art and Geography. I have recently applied for university to read Fashion Marketing for a deferred place so that I can take a year out to work and travel. The plan is to go to Australia for 6 months working for the marketing department of Sydney football club helping me earn money for the rest of my travels around South East Asia.
- What made you want to be a College Prefect?
The tie and the coloured jumpers! I have always wanted to be a Prefect, I enjoy having responsibilities and I think being a Prefect enables you to develop valuable skills for the outside world, such as interacting with potential parents and helping promote the school.
- How has being a Prefect helped your leadership skills?
I have learnt that to be a good leader you have to sometimes do the tough jobs and make difficult decisions, but this shows people that you are willing to put yourself out there, which makes them more willing to do things you ask them to do because they see you doing them as well. I have also learnt that being a leader does not just mean doing everything, it is also about learning how to delegate jobs appropriately.
- What is your favourite meal at College?
My favourite meal is the pepper and halloumi stacks.
- If you could make one new rule for College what would it be?
That Sixth Form are allowed flexible prep times, rather than making them sit through prep in the evenings. Personally, I work best during the day and spend the majority of my studies in the library working and use time around games to work too. It would also prepare students for university work where it is a far more independent learning environment and this could be a bit of a shock to some people.
- What will you miss most about College?
The people, especially in my own year, during the past five years we have become a very close year group and it will be sad to say goodbye to them.