Life­time mem­o­ries from FHS

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Season's Greetings -

If you want to live in a place where fat pants and hood­ies are in and high heels and makeup is out, Manawatu is the place for you. I’ve lived here for 17 years, which may not seem like a long time, but it feels so sig­nif­i­cant to me. I learnt to swim at one of the com­mu­nity pools and spent my ed­u­ca­tion at a few schools scat­tered around the re­gion. I started at­tend­ing Feild­ing High School in Year 11. It was the best de­ci­sion I have made. The cur­ricu­lum, teach­ers, stu­dents and the at­mos­phere, were all part of what made the last three years of my high school ex­pe­ri­ence mem­o­rable.

I’ve de­vel­oped friend­ships with a vast ar­ray of peo­ple with dif­fer­ent eth­nic back­grounds, re­li­gious be­liefs and hob­bies, all of which hold so much value to me. I may have left Feild­ing High as a Year 13 pre­par­ing my­self for the big, wide world (a gap year at a school in Eng­land), but I know the mem­o­ries I shared there will last a life­time. Some of my close friends may not be my friends in a few years’ time, yet I know that all the laughs, tears and awk­ward si­lences have helped me grow into the woman I am to­day. The last three years of my life are the years I will never want to for­get.

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