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Sixth Form at Rockport

ROCKPORT 6TH FORM Rockport School, Northern Ireland
Rockport School, Northern Ireland

As I am into my final weeks of Rockport, and preparing for my next steps, I have had time to reflect upon my last 9 years here. Rockport has not only helped mould me into the person I am today but also helped equip me to face anything life has to offer.

From arriving as a shy and timid p6, in an unfamiliar environment, little did I know I would soon refer to this place as home and the people in it as my family. That is exactly what Rockport is: a family. I have thoroughly enjoyed not only building relationship with peers in my own year group, but students from all ages, from pre prep to secondary school and even past students that have long gone that I still remain in contact with. The teachers here never cease to amaze me, always willing to go the extra mile to provide the extra support, making sure we never settle for anything less and ensuring we constantly feel encouraged.

Rockport has been a whirl-wind of an adventure and I can’t believe my time here is nearly up. It has taken me on some incredible roller-coaster rides, from teambuilding trips to the Share Centre in year 8, sports tours to Malta in year 10, skiing holidays to France in year 12 and, to top it all off, travelling to South Africa to attend an international conference in my final year here. I have made incredible memories and met some amazing people that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

All fun and games aside, Rockport has never let me settle for anything less than I can achieve to my fullest potential.  With Rockport’s academic support, I have achieved grades that I never thought were possible, they have provided me with skills that I will carry with me into my next stages of my life. Rockport has encouraged me to strive in every aspect, whether I felt capable or not. From taking part in our drama productions, being a part of several sports team, completing my bronze and silver DOfE and travelling across the world, I have developed characteristics which have set me up to face anything life throws my way.

Rockport is not just a school or a place where we just follow a curriculum in order to get up from A to B. It offers something different. It offers children to come, explore and find themselves, allowing them the chance to try everything, and, if they fail, be there to pick them back up and encourage them to try again. I feel truly privileged to have been a part of the family here and while I’m leaving Rockport, I’m certain that Rockport will never leave me.

Phoebe Wright – Former Head Girl