KING’S Ely Sixth Form leaver, Holly Burke, is off to the University of Nottingham after achieving the A Level grades she needed.
Holly, 18, achieved an A in Physical Education, a B in Biology and a B in Psychology. Her chosen degree is Sport and Exercise Science.
Holly joined King’s Ely Senior as a boarder in Year 11. She had been living and studying in France before coming to the UK.
Holly said: “I’m so pleased with my results. When I saw A, B, B there in front of me in writing it was such a good feeling! I love Sport and Science, so I’m really looking forward to studying my degree. My aim is to become a Personal Trainer in the RAF.”
Despite only being with us for three years, Holly has crammed so much in during that time, including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (she’s almost completed her Gold), House competitions and charity fundraising.
However, most of you will know that Holly’s real passion is Rowing and she has been a huge part of the King’s Ely Boat Club since joining us, hence she was appointed Captain of Boats last year.
Holly said: “I’m going to miss King’s loads! It’s so much more than a school really, it’s a special place, a community where there are so many opportunities and so much support. It feels like everyone genuinely cares and looks out for each other, which I don’t think you get in all schools.
“I’ve made some fantastic friends, especially in the boarding house and the boat club. Rowing has been a huge part of my experience here, which it was in France too, and I cannot thank everyone enough, not just for the support and guidance, but the fun as well. King’s is a really fun place to be.”
Congratulations Holly, good luck in Nottingham and keep in touch!