A farewell message from the Gap Students

09 Dec 2015

A farewell message from the Gap Students to staff, parents, pupils and friends

Tom Westcott

When I get back to Australia, I’m considering studying teaching at University. Subsequently my dream is to join the army and become an officer. I have learnt a lot from working at Witham Hall, particularly having being here for 2 years. I have gained so much experience and it has put me in good stead for becoming a teacher one day. I would like to thank everyone for making my time at Witham a most memorable experience, one I will never forget. I hope to stay in touch with everyone. I will miss you all.

Inez Playford

My dream is to be one day working within the film and television industry as a producer or director and who knows maybe even one day coming back to England to work for the BBC! When I arrive back in Australia next year I will begin studying Media Arts and Productions at the University of Technology in Sydney. Being at Witham has taught me how passionate I am about working within the classroom and working with children. So when I return I’d love to find a position working part-time as a Teacher’s Assistant while I study. Thank you to everyone who has made this an inspiring and fantastic year, I will miss you all dearly.

Annabel Rafferty

Next year I will be going onto study Business Marketing at the Royal Melbourne Institution of Technology for four years.  Working at Witham Hall has been such an enjoyable and rewarding experience that has allowed me to work amongst some of the things that I am passionate about, such as sport and helping people. I hope to continue coaching sporting teams when I return home as I have discovered that it is something that I would love to keep pursuing. I have also been fortunate enough to be able to do lots of travelling during the holidays of this year, allowing me to gain an even more diverse range of experience, and consequently shaping me into an improved person. I am going to miss the beautiful Witham Hall community very much and I would like to thank everyone for contributing to the wonderfully unforgettable year that I have had.

Edward Hounsell

I plan on working full time for a year or two back home, while training to secure a Rugby Scholarship to America and studying a Degree in Nautical Sciences with a Post Grad of Teaching.  If I cannot secure a scholarship, I hope to be over in the next few years to join the Royal British Navy as a Submariner Warfare Officer and do my University degree through the Navy. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the experience and knowledge I have gained. I know that what I have learnt here will help me in so many ways, be it the New Year or future ahead. Thank you all so much.