12 June 2017
Today for our leaver’s interview we catch up with Hazel, finding out what helped her overcome her stage fright and why she wants to be an actor.
Next school: St James Senior Girls’ School, Kensington
How did you find the 11+?
Challenging but also the teachers made you really comfortable and when you did the 11+ it wasn’t as bad as you thought it was going to be. And then afterwards when you are doing the assessment week everything just comes back to you and it’s easier.
What has been your favourite subject at Parsons Green Prep and why?
History, because I love learning about things that used to happen and things that now happen and the history of what our ancestors might have done. And all the kings and queens and what they were put through.
What after-school club or activity have you enjoyed the most?
I have been doing choir for five years and I think all the songs we do are really fun. For drama I got a main role and choir really helped with my stage fright.
What has been your greatest achievement here?
Probably the 11+ because I was really worried that I wouldn’t get into any schools and I got into more than I imagined.
What will you miss most?
I will miss my teachers because they helped me get to where I am today and they helped with my dyslexia too.
What’s your favourite memory of Parsons Green Prep?
The residentials we go on. They are always so funny and you do a lot of risk taking but in the end your friends support you and it’s a lot of fun. I loved Mill on the Brue in Somerset. I had a group called the Badgers and I did everything I was not planning on doing, like taking the Leap of Faith off a bridge, doing the zip line and my friends supporting me and catching me before I fell in the river. They slipped and I was falling but they saved me in time. It was pretty funny.
How do you feel about going to your new school?
I am excited to meet new people and try new subjects. To have new teachers and just a whole new life.
What are you most looking forward to at your new school?
Their drama department and all the cool plays I have heard they do. They once did Fiddler on the Roof.
What would you like to do professionally?
I want to be an actor when I grow up. I would like to do movies and doing things behind the scenes and seeing what goes on and acting out things that aren’t really your personality. And just being there and getting the feel of what it’s really like to be an actor, because you don’t really meet them every day.