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Former Deputy Head Girl Returns to Inspire Pupils

Last month LEH students were treated to a fascinating talk by past student Lucy Buxton, Class of 2018, writes L6 student Olivia Arney.
Lucy Buxton on the right, with Olivia Arney in the L6
Lucy Buxton on the right, with Olivia Arney in the L6

Now in her final year at Merton College, Oxford University, studying Classics and German, Lucy has excelled academically, winning several awards and scholarships. She spoke about the wide-ranging benefits of learning languages. These included the insight into different cultures, the skill of being able to communicate with those outside of your mother tongue and the breadth of content covered.

Lucy also spoke about the opportunities that her studies have given her, with students left impressed by her achievements, including editing a German A level Philosophy Teacher’s Manual, working as a researcher at Oxford to investigate diversity within bibliographies in Classics and helping to translate documents written by the White Rose Resistance into English for the first time.

She also gave insights into her experience of her course, highlighting the benefit of Joint Schools and the advantages of having a Year Abroad in aiding her study of German. Lucy’s passion for languages and literature was inspiring, and she was so keen to share it with us, answering the many questions at the end of her speech with great enthusiasm.

Seeing an LEH alumna, who the older pupils amongst us remembered, achieve such high levels of academic success will motivate other students to achieve their goals.

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