Why Bethan returned to help students figure out their career paths
Bethan, former Copleston High School student, tells us why she volunteers her time to help current students.
I joined Copleston High School in 2002 and completed my GCSEs in 2007. I built a good rapport with the teachers and this, coupled with the reputation of the SETEC sports department, persuaded me to stay on at the Sixth Form to complete my A Levels.
I enjoyed school; nothing made me happier than getting a good grade in class! I am lucky to have very supportive parents who were always on hand to help with homework and did all they could to help keep me engaged with my schoolwork. Early on, I showed an appetite for learning and always worked hard. The teaching staff were also always on hand to provide me with any support I needed.
I suffer with chronic brittle asthma and during my time at Copleston I had multiple hospital admissions each term which varied from 1 – 7 days admittance each time. This meant that I had to spend a lot of time out of school and Copleston liaised regularly with my Mam, to make sure that I had all my homework and reading materials sent to the hospital. Without my Mam’s tenacity and Copleston’s willingness to provide extra support, I honestly don’t believe I would have got the grades I required to get into University to study Law.