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Student Profile: Leila, Year 8

04 October 2020

Our student profile this week is Leila from Year 8. Below she gives us an introduction to herself.

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Hi, my name is Leila and I am from England and Thailand. I am 12 years old and am in Year 8. I was born in Poole, England, and moved to Saudi Arabia when I was 2 years old. I lived there for 5 years and then moved to Abu Dhabi in early 2015, which is when I joined BIS Abu Dhabi in Year 2.  I have enjoyed my school experience here ever since...thanks to all my teachers. You know who you are! :)
I am an active member of the school community and have participated in such activities as the BSME U11 Games where I was captain of the Junior Swim Team, the UAE National Day dance (choreographed by Mrs Lowe), the Cinderella Rockerfella Production as well as helping out on Open Days and Transition Days from Primary to Secondary.
Since moving to Abu Dhabi I have taken up figure skating and have competed in many competitions in the UAE and Thailand, as well as attending summer training camps in Italy, Malaysia, and most recently in Czech Republic.  During this summer (as we could not travel overseas due to COVID-19) I took up scuba diving and became a certified PADI Open Water diver.  I am looking forward to diving in other places once the travel restrictions have eased.
I’m still considering what to do once I’ve graduated (still quite a few years!) but I love drawing, engineering-based activities and maths, so I think being an architect would be the best job option for me to combine my skills.