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Once Howe Dell, always Howe Dell, ex pupils share where they are now
- Dates attending Howe Dell from January 2006 to July 2012 then attended Stanborough Secondary School after Howe Dell
- Lasting memory of Howe Dell School was ‘Year 6 - All of it. See attached letter I wrote to Ofsted!’
- What advice I would give your current Y6...’Follow your dreams. Do what you’re passionate about. If you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.’
- What I have loved most about secondary School – ‘Music (violin and piano) started at Howe Dell, sound & lighting for school plays’ Currently a Freelance Photographer and Videographer. Welcome Host and Social Media Web Specialist, Photographer and Videographer at McLaren Hatfield. Social Media Manager at Chronohunter in Hertford.
- Next step in life for me is to be financially independent before 30.
•Mia attended Howe Dell 2007 to 2014, then attended Simon Balle Secondary School after Howe Dell.
•Mia’s lasting memory of Howe Dell is how it was ‘such a fun place to learn and enjoyed being in school. She also felt safe there.’
•Her advice to Year 6 would be to ‘be the best that you can be and enjoy every minute as it goes so fast!’
•Mia has loved all the new friends that she has made at Secondary School and the variety of different subjects she got to learn about.
•‘Next steps in life for me I hope are to pass my current A Levels and to go to University to study Criminal Psychology.
•Dates attending Howe Dell from September 2008 to July 2015 then attended Stanborough Secondary School after Howe Dell.
•Lasting memory of Howe Dell School: ‘I have lots of memories but think my lasting memory is my trip in year 6 to PGL. Whilst I had lots of fun it was the last time I got to spend it with all of my friends.’
•What advice I would give your current Y6: ‘ to take advantage of all the learning opportunities you are provided with, as they will best prepare you for your start in secondary school. Treasure moments with your friends as depending on your choice of secondary school this may be the last time you attend a school with them and choose your friendship groups wisely. Make sure they have the same ambitions as you in how well they want to achieve but also make sure they have different interests, as it is good to see and try new things.’
•What I have loved most about secondary School: ‘I have loved meeting my new friends. I have loved being able to express myself as both an academic student and an athlete. My favourite subjects are Business Studies and Sports Studies.’
•Accolades: ‘Winning Sportsman of the Year Award in Y10, Passing my Level 2 Algebra, completing my Bronze DofE, Captaining both the Football and Basketball Teams, District Football player, County Football team reserve player, becoming football district champions.’
•Next steps in life for me I hope will be ‘to achieve good grades in my GCSE’s which will allow me to pick my own path for my future. Followed by good A level grades allowing me to proceed to University where I hope to come out with the qualifications I need to pursue my dream of a job in the sporting/business industry.’
•Dates attending Howe Dell from 2002 to July 2009 then attended Bishops Hatfield Girls’ School after Howe Dell
•Lasting memory of Howe Dell School was ‘Watching the new site being built and how exciting the move was!’
• What advice I would give your current Y6... ‘Make the most of it, the time will go so quickly.’
•What I have loved most about secondary School – ‘Studying a range of subjects and finding what I’m truly passionate about’
•Next steps in life for me I hope will be: ‘I am currently studying for a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, with the eventual aim of studying for a Doctorate in the subject to become a practicing Clinical Psychologist’
•Dates attending Howe Dell from 2001 to July 2008 then attended Chancellor’s School after Howe Dell
•Lasting memory of Howe Dell School was ‘My lasting memories of Howe Dell school are the teachers and teaching assistants who always encouraged me, and the enjoyment of going to school in a beautiful Tudor building then the excitement of moving to the first purpose-built eco school in the country.’
•What advice I would give your current Y6... ‘Try not to worry too much about what comes next and enjoy being the oldest in the school for a while. Make sure you treat your friends well, no matter what secondary school you all go to. Take part in all you can; I loved being part of the Children's Council, doing presentations (in and out of school), Project Playground and playing and representing the school in a variety of sports.’
•What I have loved most about secondary School – ‘When I moved on to secondary school, I continued as I had from Year 6, presentations, sports and appearing in school plays amongst other things. I also became Head of House when I went into sixth form. I enjoyed making new friends (many of which I am still in touch with) and all the educational opportunities that Chancellor's gave me.’
•Next steps in life for me I hope will be: ‘My next steps in life I hope will be, to finish my degree this year (2020) and hopefully work my way into writing (I would love to be an author) or publishing or archaeology.’
•Dates attending Howe Dell from Sept 2010 to July 2016 then attended Dame Alice Owen’s School after Howe Dell
•Lasting memory of Howe Dell School was ‘Playing music and for the happy birthdays in assembly’
• What advice I would give your current Y6... ‘Pursue your interests and work hard’
•What I have loved most about secondary School – ‘The opportunities, the subjects and the extra curricular activities that a much larger school can offer’
•Next steps in life for me I hope will be: ‘To continue following my dream of becoming a professional musician’
•Dates attending Howe Dell from 1984-1990 then attended Bishops Hatfield Girls School
•Lasting memory of Howe Dell School was ‘Many of my memories have been wonderful at Howe Dell, though the sailing trip to Barton would be a stand out as well as attending a sailing regatta afterwards’
•A little about me ‘I am a business graduate and have over the years done a variety of administrative roles within education and public services. I have just recently taken up a new job which fits in with a family balance. My interests and hobbies include reading, learning new skills, cookery, alternate therapy and healing as well as doing a course in hypnotherapy’
•Attended the school - 2001 – 2008. Secondary school - Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School 2008 - 2016
•Lasting memory of Howe Dell - I have very fond memories of both Summer fetes and Easter bonnet parades in the schools old site at Rectory Drive, I used to love celebrating all the different occasions at school. I even remember celebrating the Queen’s Golden Jubilee with the school!
•What advice would I give to Year 6 - You’ll soon get used to the school, just as you did with Howe Dell when you were small. Nothing is as big and scary as it seems and help is always available if you ask for it.
•What I loved most about Secondary School - I loved all the different subjects that I could now begin to learn. It’s in secondary school that I first started Drama classes and discovered I was quite good at it and wanted a career as an Actress.
•Next steps in life - I’m currently in my second year at a top London drama school, training to become an Actress. So I hope to graduate with my BA and begin to work successfully within theatre and screen.
Alex Banakis our ex Governor for many years has just published his life story in his 80's. What a story indeed. Covering a truly global context and many generations related to of this multi-lingual amazing gentleman.