• Question: if u gave us (prendergast pupils ) advice, what advice would you give us

    Asked by ._summer._ to Simon, Julia, Delma, Alex on 17 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Alexander Finch

      Alexander Finch answered on 17 Dec 2015:

      If I could write a letter to myself when I was your age, I’d tell me not to worry so much, to try hard to study and learn everything I could, and to try and understand the world as best I could! Most of the issues I thought were important at school I was wrong about – the important thing, I think, is what you learn and remember 🙂

    • Photo: Julia Attias

      Julia Attias answered on 17 Dec 2015:

      Be curious… Be driven… Be passionate… Find a focus and persevere with it until you are satisfied with the end result. I read in a book very recently that it is traits like being curious and persistent that are great markers of intelligence and success. I am not a “genius”.. I didn’t only get A’s at school, and I didn’t get any in my A-Levels. Whilst I didn’t do badly in the slightest, and whilst I sincerely encourage you to work very hard to get good grades because they are the reason why I was accepted for higher education qualifications, I strongly encourage you to be curious, driven and determined, because those traits will hopefully take you on many successful paths through your life!

    • Photo: Delma Childers

      Delma Childers answered on 18 Dec 2015:

      Work hard, but work smart (this takes a long time to learn). Follow your dreams. Explore the world around you and don’t isolate yourself in a bubble. Don’t sweat the small stuff. 😀