Ella has a passion for drama and wants to open a gluten-free restaurant. She also cares about community. She had seven inches cut off her hair in aid of the charity Little Princess Trust which provides real hair to make wigs for children who have suffered hair loss.
What is your favourite thing about St Swithun’s?
I really like the fact that there are lots of different sports, drama and music, and there are lots of things to try. My favourite thing to do is drama and I also like singing. In the summer we do rounders and in the winter we do lacrosse, football and netball. Rounders and netball are my favourite sports. I do both of those after school as well as in lessons. I also do cricket after school. I like the swimming at St Swithun’s too.
Do you have an ambition for the future or an idea of what you would like to do in the future?
I really want to open a gluten-free restaurant and become either an actress or a chef when I leave school.
How do you think the school helps you to be able to realise your ambitions?
The school dining room has given me some ideas about how to run a restaurant. The drama at school helps me to become a better actress. My friends tell me that I am quite dramatic!
What do you think you have become better at since you’ve been coming to this school?
I think since I’ve been at this school I have become a lot fitter because I didn’t do much sport at my old school; there weren’t many clubs. I also think I have learned how to make friends better at this school. I can find more people who think like me.
What would you say to someone thinking of coming to study at St Swithun’s?
It’s a really nice school because there are lots of different kinds of people and they care about the school and each other. There are also lots of things that you can do.