This is my fifth year at Kilgraston and I have had an remarkable experience here. I have been a full time boarder and have made many close friends across all year groups. Kilgraston has given me extensive opportunities where I have gained self-confidence and self-belief, which I genuinely do not think I would have gotten elsewhere.
During my time in school, I have tried riding lessons, went on European hockey tours and completed my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. I really enjoy being involved with lots of aspects of school life. Sport and music are two key areas within school that I have loved being a part of. Playing on the hockey pitch, singing in chamber choir and drumming for the school pipe band has given me countless memories. I would recommend you try everything you can from the vast variety of activities on offer. From my experience, by doing different activities you also meet new people across year groups and you will feel part of the school community.
This year has given the Upper Sixth opportunities to enhance our transferable skills and we have all been very excited to organise and attend our school traditions for the last time. There are many unique events which populate our school calendar. My personal favourite event is the annual Christmas Concert, it encapsulates the sense of community, team-work and warmth Kilgraston has whilst showcasing our musical and acting talents.
As a small school we are unique; I love being able to get to know everyone and interact with each year group and any member of staff without hesitation. The school size also plays a big part in improving your confidence as there are opportunities to enhance your leadership skills and I can say that from my experience this nurturing environment has been really beneficial.
Next year I am hoping to go onto university to study medicine and I truly think that I wouldn’t have been applying this year with the qualifications I have, if it wasn’t for the incredible support network in school from academic help in surgeries to the boarding staff at the weekends. I really have loved my time here and I hope you do too.
Kilgraston Head Girl