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The Basildon Academies

Upper Academy Head Girl

During my time at The Academies I have been given many opportunities that have allowed me to experience world and important historical events. In March 2017, I travelled to Paris, France to submerge myself in the Parisian culture in order to further understand the topic within my English A-Level studies. Additionally, in May 2017, I was able to fly to Poland with a few other students to visit Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi concentration camp. I gained a lot of insight from this trip and a lot more knowledge about the atrocity. As a result of this trip, I became a Holocaust Ambassador and this is a title I feel privileged to hold. 

I currently study A Level English, Psychology and History and have applied to pursue Psychology at university. My dream university is Surrey and I am excited to take my studies further. My teachers have always pushed me to strive to do my best and have encouraged me to pursue subjects I love. 

I have been able to work with the Senior Leadership Team in order to bring about positive changes. This role has given me skills in time management, communication and independence as a young, flourishing student. Being Head Girl will help me with my future career in psychology as I will have had many opportunities to develop my communicative skills. 

The academies have always been very supportive and have offered me a vast range of experiences that I will carry with me in my life. The Upper Academy has a very inclusive and inviting environment and I am excited to spend my last year here. 

Madeline Hall
Upper Academy Head Girl