So many things have happened in this community that it would take me a book to cover them all, whether it is getting stuck in the trees or forming a house of cards out of my dear friends. I think for me and all boarders, being here has been a boon. Every day I wake up with a smile on my face as I know that this day will become a memory, an experience that no other place can provide.
Sadly, I am leaving Chigwell Boarding this year as I got an offer for Biochemistry at UCL. I am profoundly thankful to the boarding staff and fellow boarders as they helped me determine my ambitions, and they will surely help you out as well.
To the next generation of boarding students, and for those who are looking into boarding at Chigwell, I say go for it. All your fears and apprehensions will be erased as quickly as possible by your new parents, the people who will protect and guide you in this two-year rite of passage. Lastly, do not forget that everyone is as nervous as you are!
I would say the greatest tip coming to Chigwell Boarding is realising that this place is a new stage, the last two chapters of the high school era and that everything will be alright, even better than that!"