EF Academy Torbay - Review #6
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2007-2010|
|Sports and Activities:||I played Soccer. I graduated in 2010 during the soccer world cup. That was the best time to be alive, really. Having the privilege of seeing people enjoy watching my country was great.|
|Home Town, State:||Polokwane|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
When I was there, the staff and the students were very, very friendly. Not one day this I feel lonely. You are always at home when at Torbay. That's why it's like a home away from home for every student
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Being at Torbay made be realise how lucky I am to have parents that can afford the school. If your parents can afford it, then you should come over. It was fun being at school. I had the best days of my life there.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Ummh. I wasn't too serious about soccer. I wasted an opportunity. I could have even been able to represent my country at an international level. So I would encourage students to choose a sport to not only play but to excel in.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
It was the food. The atmosphere. The soccer matches. The friends. The Saturday movie nights. I really enjoyed school. It was great.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I recommend playing at least one sport and committing yourself. I recommend getting a study buddy so that you can be reminded of how important it is to maintain your grades.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Well, as I mentioned. I played soccer, so I really liked Soccer. Totally enjoyed it. It was fun competing with other schools. Unfortunately I wasn't too good. I just wasn't too serious enough. UK is the world of football. I could have been a big star had I given it my all. Other sports included badminton, basketball, climbing, dancing and volleyball
1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Art was taken seriously then. England was not far from the Art renaissance, so Torbay might have been influenced by that. They had a big painting room. A room where they kept this clay baking oven. They would displace their artwork at the hall.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Then it was the Charity club and the Financial club. The Charity club reached out to Orphans and helped them with food and sanitary supplies and toiletries. They were really amazingThe financial club did fundraising for stuff. They would be in charge of the talent show. Advertising and get the school hyped about an event.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Everyone had to study from 7 to 9 PM. I hated this. It only came in handy during exam time, which was basically only four times a year. The rooms were great for me. A lot of thought had gone into designing and decorating them.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Torquay is one of the warmest towns in UK. The restaurants were great and affordable for me (given that I only bought once a year). The school was a walk away from the shores of the water.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The guys were friendly. I'm still friends to this day with Mike. We were a small school compared to South African schools. Therefore, everything cared for each other and was able to care and support each other.
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