Actor - E4's Youngers
1 . What was your school like?
I went to The Compton School in Barnet, North London. It was a newly opened school with only three years ahead of me. It was a uniformed mixed school.
2. What is your favourite memory from school?
My favourite memories would of had to be when we were putting on a play or the yearly cabaret.
3. Were you bullied at school? If so how did you overcome this?
I did experience bullying, it was immature name calling. In the end I stood up to them, told them to stop and stood my ground. I did also report it to a teacher every time it happened. It soon stopped.
4. What was your favourite school subject?
My favourite subjects were Music and Drama of course. These were the lessons I was able to express myself.
5. What did you look forward to when you went back to school after the holidays? What advice would you give to young people who are going back to school after the holidays?
It was always seeing my friends who I wasn't able to see over the holidays. Also being in a school environment with so many people. Then being back in my drama and music class.
6. Was there anything you worried about when you went back to school after the holidays? How did you overcome this?
I think my personal only worry was making sure I got my work completed. As I have dyslexia it was always a battle to make sure I finished my work and that it was up to the best of my ability. That was the hardest and most worrying part for me. Sadly my dyslexia wasn't taken into account when I was at school.
7. What was your favourite school meal?
My favourite school meal was really the after school meal. Chips, Donor meat and Chilli sauce. I look back now and laugh!
8. If you had to do school again what would you change?
To be fair my school was very good and we had a strong community. The teachers were good and encouraged us all.
9. What advice would you give to anyone who is worried about going back to school because of bullying issues?
Make sure the teachers are aware of what is going on. Do not suffer in silence! Schools are very good now and try to stamp out bullying at every corner. If you are still having problems speak to your parents, other friends or contact the Anti-Bullying Pro/Dianna Awards who will contact the school and help raise awareness about the problems. You never know I may even turn up at your school in person!
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