Pia joined her GSA Boarding School in Year 7. She had previously gone to a day school in London and was anxious about the boarding experience and the extended time away from home, however she made tight bonds with the girls in her house and immersed herself in exciting, new activities, such as playing for the lacrosse team. Pia feels that she has particularly benefited from making new friends from other countries and has also appreciated the additional support provided by tutors and House staff.
“[Boarding] has pushed me out of my comfort zone and encouraged me to take part in rewarding experiences. I was struck by the welcoming, kind atmosphere within the school community.”
Pia (pictured on the left)