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Matt

Previous School:

Wallington County

How did you find the move from school to College?

It was very smooth; the teachers were accommodating and it made it easy to adapt. It also helped that I had friends coming from my primary and secondary schools and the boys I met in the Football team made it very easy to always find someone to talk to and introduce me to new friends.

Tell us about any College activities you’ve been involved in outside lessons i.e. sports teams, shows, clubs and activities, DofE etc. What have you got out of them?

I’ve been part of the Men’s 1st Football Team for the last two years, winning the Surrey Sixth Form League in the first year and well on the way to winning it again this year before it was postponed. I’ve also been doing the Gold DofE Award through the College. To help me achieve the award, for my volunteering section I became a College Sports Ambassador which allowed me to have greater involvement in sport and is good to put on the CV.

What do you like most about being a student at Reigate College?

The freedom given to you by the staff. It’s the difference between going to a college and a school – there’s no uniform or rules telling you where to be when you’re not in lessons. But it’s the community at Reigate that makes it so good and sets you up for university life. And the Football isn’t too bad either!

What are your plans for the future?

My plan is to study Economics and Politics at university, followed by getting a job in some aspect of financial advice, hopefully in sport. I want to continue to play sport at university and beyond, depending on where I end up in the world.

Matt, 2020

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