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HIL: My Cultural Experience in Fiji.

The different traditions, morals and cultures throughout the World have always fascinated me and it inspired me to travel, which led to completing a volunteer scheme in Fiji. Most associate Fiji with its natural beauty and whilst this did amaze/initially attract me, my fondest memories over the two months are centred in my host village and house where I treasured the contrast to British culture. Continue reading →

HIL: My Entrepreneurial Journey

The world of business always fascinated me. The way businesses must keep seeking methods to chip away at costs like an F1 lap time where the smallest reduction can make the biggest difference. Efficiency and well thought out plans, the various techniques that can decide whether a business becomes an iconic giant, or a miserable failure and a case study of what not to do. Continue reading →

HIL: I Wanted to Take Up the Challenge

An important experience for me, in which I learnt a great deal, was going on the school sailing trip when I was fourteen. Six days in the English Channel on a 75ft yacht seemed a daunting prospect at first, but I wanted to take up the challenge. I set sail from Southampton on Monday morning with eight other school friends and the boat’s crew; our first destination was the Isle of Wight. Continue reading →

HIL: My Love of Fitness got Me Here!

  My love of fitness and body-building all began back in July 2014 when I had my first ‘adult’ gym pass. I was upgraded from a Junior Gym pass and could now use the gym before, after and perhaps even during school. This was just the beginning of a love affair which has led me to compete nationally in bikini fitness and bodybuilding. As I became a more frequent user of the gym, I began to network with people who knew a lot more than I did about fitness. Continue reading →

HIL: It’s Worth it in the End, When You Have a Dream Job

  I had a great opportunity to take part in an eye-opening event in Estonia, called Shadowing a Professional. Every year, students have an opportunity to get involved in a profession for one day. To get to know their tasks and to start thinking about their own future job. At first I was a shadow for one of the most well-known journalist in Estonia. I conducted research about being a journalist, because I have always   thought that it was not my cup of tea. Continue reading →

HIL: Shrapnel Exploded 150 Metres in Front of Me

In 2014 my mother, sister and I went on holiday to Tel Aviv, Israel. My mother chose to take us to Israel, as she had previously resided there for five years in her younger days and wanted to show my sister and I the Israeli culture. One of the main reasons why this trip stood out to me is we arrived when Israel’s 2014 conflict with Gaza began. On the first day, we decided to go to the beach and some shrapnel of a missile exploded in the sea around 150 metres in front of me. Continue reading →

HIL: Learning Outside the Classroom

This is the first instalment in a new series entitled 'How I Learn', which will focus on how the different ways people learn. When I was aged 14 I was involved in a school trip to Ypres, Belgium. This is my significant learning experience. Ypres has become a focal point for remembrance of those who lost their lives fighting in the First World War. The stand out experience of the day for me undoubtedly was a visit to a centre where trenches had been preserved. Continue reading →