December 2015

I cannot believe that it is almost six months since I wrote my last blog. At that time, as a year group we were just about to tackle the 26 mile Shell Challenge. From the very start, I was determined to complete the full walk and am delighted to say that I managed it despite it being the first real exercise I had done since my surgery last December. In the end, my group must have walked more like 30 miles as we got rather lost along the way; it was in the Scaynes Hill area we made many of our directional errors! It was the great camaraderie between us that kept us going to the finishing line.

Over the summer holiday I was able to do some gentle swimming and played a bit of tennis and this term I have gradually managed to get back to doing hockey. I have not managed to play a full game because of the pain but it’s getting a bit easier over time. Since half term, I have been back playing in football matches outside school and last Sunday, for the first time, I had to play the full 80 minutes as we were down to 10 players; I seem to have survived that. I’ll have another check-up at the hospital in February.

It’s hard to believe that I have finished my first term in Remove; the time has flown by but I am enjoying my GCSE subjects. As well as all the day to day academic studies, I’ve been very busy with all my music, playing quite a lot of sport again, being on the student council as well as trying to fit in a French lesson one lunch-time each week! So now I am looking forward to a relaxing holiday.

I am still very much enjoying school life, even though it is incredibly busy, and it has been made so much easier for me, especially this last year after my surgery, because of the vast amount of support provided by staff and fellow students – so thank you.