EF Academy Torbay - Review #8

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EF Academy Torbay

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 2003-2005
Sports and Activities:I learned how to play chess. I've since because very good. I played a lot of soccer, and I absolutely enjoyed playing against other schools.
College Enrolled:UKZN
Home Town, State: Durban

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
What I like the most was having a study buddy. With my study buddy, we used to wake up at 5am and study. That's because of the impact our teachers had on us. They made us understand that a lot has been put or is going towards paying for our school. The second thing I liked was the welcome we got as international students. I came from a less fortunate family than the other kids but I never felt any different because they were all very kind and sweet and supportive
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Learning or being taught how to play chess by my roommate. So this day I still play Chess because he inspired me. It's the England gift that I will have forever.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
The food was tasty but overwhelming???????????? I wouldn't have eaten that much food on my first night. I started having stomach cramps, and that was embarrassing since I was new.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
It was a great school overall, I must say. I enjoyed the sports, friends and being there in general. I enjoyed watching football matches with my very passionate friends. I enjoyed everything minute of school.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Have some yogurt. Eat healthy and live healthy. You are your own person there with no parents to watch your every step. Be good and be happy. Enjoy. Don't be scared to try new things.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
We consisted of A LEVEL IBs GCSEs and prep students. The school offers many courses and you just have to choose based on your interests and abilities. The teachers were professional and kind. At least one of them had a positive effect on your life.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
England is the home of Soccer. It's the motherland, so I played a lot of soccer and I enjoyed competing with other schools. There was a gym, and I enjoyed working out and keeping fit. The sports offered were not only for male students. Females too were encouraged to go out and play. You can do climbing, Volleyball, dancing and much more.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Art students had the largest facility that the school could offer. They had the painting room and other facilities. A lot of learners were developing an interest in Art so by now I think there should be more learners doing it so the school should get more learners

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
It was the Charity committee/club which did charity stuff, then there was a financial committee that dealt with raising funds for events and stuff.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The accommodation was really beautiful and educational. The interior was great and inspiring. We had to all study from 7pm to 9pm, but I would also wake up at 4 am to do some work and prepare for the day ahead.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The food was the amazing. It was really good. I was ready for a good but they didn't mind it when I ate twice. I could see that they loved what they were doing. They came up with interesting meals and you would never eat the same thing 2 times a week. The food was really the best.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Torquay is said to be the warmest town in UK. You would go down by the sea and just see many stores and restaurants. It was a great place to dine and have fun. The harbour and the Maritime setup reminded me of Durban, my hometown.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
We were a diverse family, and we were all beautiful in our ways. I loved that. I loved learning new things about other cultures and religions.
Read more details about EF Academy Torbay on their 2021 profile page.

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