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Meet the 2022 Telethon calling team

Our wonderful team of young OTs will soon be picking up the phones to talk with OTs and parents across the world as we launch our 2022 Telephone Campaign.
27 Oct 2022
Written by Yvette Young
Giving back

The  2022 telethon will take place from 19 November - 4 December.

Our callers gain a huge amount from the advice, stories and life experience from the members within our community that they talk with and we are immeasurably grateful to everyone who is willing to receive a call. You can meet the student calling team below. We hope their call is as enjoyable for you as it is for them and that you will appreciate the chance to find out about School news whilst potentially choosing to support the Foundation Award bursary programme. 

Find out about the campaign here, or contact Yvette Young, Development Manager if you have any questions. 

If you wish to make an online donation towards the Foundation Award programme, please click here.

 

CHARLIE (WW 18-20)
Final (Third) year Royal Agricultural University studying International Business Management. 

What did you like most about Tonbridge School? I enjoyed not only the high academic standard and care of Tonbridge, but also the extra-curricular opportunities the school provided, which in turn created an extremely well rounded educational experience. The student community that existed at Tonbridge was fantastic as well, as it fostered a positive and enjoyable atmosphere.

 

What do you hope to do in the future? I am pursuing an army career; following this, I am also entertaining the idea of entering the wealth management industry.

What do you enjoy in your spare time? I weight-train, fence and also enjoy reading books; on top of this, I like to hike and mountain climb.

Favourite Book: From Russia with Love, by Ian Fleming
Favourite Film: Fight Club


GABRIEL (CH 17-17)
First year University of Sheffield, studying Chemistry with Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

What did you like most about Tonbridge School? I enjoyed most the level of teaching at Tonbridge and the extracurricular/supercurricular opportunities.

What do you hope to do in the future? I would like to do accountancy in the future, hopefully with a specialisation in tax accounting

What do you enjoy in your spare time? I have restarted fencing after a 6 month hiatus and am currently training several times a week. I have also started to read more and have joined the University Book Society.

Favourite Book: Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchett 
Favourite Film: Good Will Hunting

 

HENRY (WW 16-21)
2nd year Durham University studying Bsc Geography

What did you like most about Tonbridge School? The house system and the close friends I made as a result. As well as the help and motivation from the teachers that pushed me to do well.

What do you hope to do in the future? I have an internship at PwC coming up in the summer and I am hoping to pursue a job in accounting or finance after university.

What do you enjoy in your spare time? Going to the gym and playing football for my college

Favourite Book: Lord of the Rings Return of the King, by J.R.R Tolkein

Favourite Film: Interstellar or The Dark Knight

 


Oli (PS 14-19)
Graduated Summer 2022 from Newcastle University, having read Psychology

What did you like most about Tonbridge School? I loved boarding with my friends in Parkside. I enjoyed playing ultimate frisbee and spent a lot of my time in the new science building.  

What do you hope to do in the future? I hope to secure a job in marketing in London so I can live there and progress my career. 

What do you enjoy in your spare time? I am a big fan of a BBC drama or crime documentaries in general. I enjoy creating art in my free time to unwind. 

Favourite Book: My all time favourite book is Animal Farm by George Orwell
Favourite Film: Tough question! But probably just anything with Leonardo DiCaprio or Tom Hanks. 


NISHI (OH 17-19)
Graduated Summer 2022 from the University of Cambridge, having read Biological Natural Sciences

What did you like most about Tonbridge School? The sheer number of opportunities available. From the range of sports, to the extracurricular activities. Wednesday afternoon activities were especially great, as we were given many different choices to spend an afternoon doing incredibly rewarding activities, such as community action, volunteering or conservation to name only a few.

What do you hope to do in the future? I am not entirely sure, once I come back from travelling. However, I would love to eventually experience living and working in London.

What do you enjoy in your spare time? I am a keen cricketer and enjoy playing regularly for my local club. I also love meeting up with my friends as well as watching  my favourite sports such as cricket, F1 and football.

Favourite Book: A Song of Ice and Fire series, by George RR Martin
Favourite Film: Forrest Gump and Inglourious Bastards

 

MAX (HS 16- 21)
Studying at the University of Bristol

I completed my A level studies last summer in Politics, English and Religious Studies. In my gap year, I worked at my prep school, Arnold House, for a term as a PE teacher and also as a part time tennis coach. I then did a ski season in Verbier where I attained my BASI level 1 and 2 instructor qualifications. Finally, I spent two months backpacking in South America travelling through Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. 

What did you like most about Tonbridge School? I loved many things about Tonbridge but I feel living in the boarding house was the thing now that I valued the most. You build a brotherhood with boys from all years and the house very much feels like a family. The grounds were also amazing and being able to play sport in these facilities was an incredible privilege. 

What do you hope to do in the future? In university holidays I would love to use my ski instructor qualification at some point. As a career, I’m considering working in M&A . 

What do you enjoy in your spare time? I love being active and playing tennis. I also enjoy reading and watching movies. 

Favourite Book: The Climb - Anatoli Boukreev and Bounce - Matthew Syed
Favourite Film: Pulp Fiction or Apocalypse Now

 

ED (CH 14-19)
Graduated 2022 having read Sociology and Politics at Newcastle University. 

What did you like most about Tonbridge School? The facilities at Tonbridge School meant I was able to discover and focus on two of my main passions, art and swimming. The Art block at Tonbridge was incredible, along with the extremely supportive and friendly staff. Spending time there working on my prints was a key part of my time at Tonbridge. 

The sports facilities also allowed me to focus on my swimming, eventually becoming the swim captain in Upper Sixth. This allowed me to build on my skills not only in the sport but leadership qualities. 
 
What do you hope to do in the future? My dream career would involve a lead curatorial role at an art gallery or museum such as the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum, or galleries abroad providing the opportunity to travel such as the Museé d’Orsay. Being able to work amongst some of the most valuable pieces would be a pleasure. 

What do you do in your spare time? I enjoy keeping active whether this be going on a long run or going for a swim. I am currently trying to build up the confidence to go open water swimming, but I just need to get over the idea of the cold!  I also love to keep working on my prints developing new pieces as often as possible in hope to create a portfolio. Spending time with my friends made at university, and keeping in contact with people from Tonbridge is also incredibly important to me. 
 
Favourite Book:Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is one of my favourite books. The idea of nature vs nurture interests me greatly! 
Favourite Film: Interstellar by Christopher Nolan is up there. The visuals and sound track by Hans Zimmer is amazing. 

 

NICHOLAS (JH 13-18)
Graduated 2022 with a degree in Law. 

What did you like most about Tonbridge School? The boarding house environment.

What do you hope to do in the future? Tech Sales.

What do you do in your spare time? Play as much sport as possible or watch as much sport as possible.

Favourite Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Favourite Film: Inception

 

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