Open Day speech 2020 – Mia – Head Girl
My name is Mia and I am the Head Girl of this wonderful school. I moved from Canada and started at PGP in Year 5. When I came to this strange and exciting country, I immediately fell in love with this school. The colourful artwork on the walls all through the corridors caught my eye as well as the welcoming faces in the classrooms and the amazing facilities.
There is a real sense of warmth and family at PGP. All the teachers are interesting and passionate about what they do and all the students are always willing to lend a helping hand. Lessons at PGP are fantastic, and Freddie has spoken already about this and the 11+ preparation. The teachers are amazing and keep us stretched and interested every day. But there are so many other brilliant bits to school life.
We have fun and varied after-school clubs – such as chess, Chelsea football, baking, film animation, yoga, clothing design – in addition to our wonderful PE lessons in Hurlingham park, our music lessons and our award-winning STEAM lessons. While we were in lockdown, we even had an explorer come to speak to us about his travels.
We also have our yearly shows and we fundraise for diverse charities. It is all part of promoting our values here at PGP to give back, be kind, respectful and to strive to be the best versions of ourselves. Throughout the year, we also have LAMDA performances as well as music concerts and inspiring assemblies run by our Headmaster. During the assemblies everyone gets a chance to perform and show their talents.
Importantly for me, we are taught mindfulness to help us flourish in this modern world and help us reach our full potential. PGP has given me the chance to explore my interests and talents as well as build my confidence to prepare for senior school and I am so grateful for that.
I hope your children get to experience all these treasures by becoming a part of the PGP