Our Students

 Hannah Harris

After leaving Hartsdown with my applied Science A levels, I went on to do a HNC at Pfizer’s, in Sandwich. This experience enabled me to continue my studies at Plymouth University where I studied for a Degree in Human Bioscience. As this is where I was studying, I moved to this area and met my partner. I continue my studies now and I am the proud mum to two young children. My motto to anyone thinking about further study is “It's not always easy, but it is always worth it.”

 

 

 

Toni May

After leaving Hartsdown in 2012, I chose to continue my studies at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar Sixth Form, where I studied Biology, Psychology and Spanish for two years. Despite having to retake my Spanish AS level alongside my other A-levels in Year 13, I managed to excel in languages and secured a place at the University of Hull to study Spanish with Translation Studies. In my third year, I had the amazing opportunity to spend 9 months in rural Spain teaching English to Spanish children. Now, in my fourth and final year of University, I am due to graduate this summer with a 2:1 (or hopefully higher!) and move on to a career in the field of Translation and Localisation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Chloe Hertzer

After leaving Hartsdown in 2012, I chose to continue my studies at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar Sixth Form, where I studied Biology, Psychology and Spanish for two years. Despite having to retake my Spanish AS level alongside my other A-levels in Year 13, I managed to excel in languages and secured a place at the University of Hull to study Spanish with Translation Studies. In my third year, I had the amazing opportunity to spend 9 months in rural Spain teaching English to Spanish children. Now, in my fourth and final year of University, I am due to graduate this summer with a 2:1 (or hopefully higher!) and move on to a career in the field of Translation and Localisation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hayden Telles
 
Since leaving Hartsdown four years ago, I went onto study at Sandwich School in the football Academy. From here a scout spotted me and I went for various trials. This is when my career blossomed! I was taken on by the New York Football team and moved to New York, in North America. I moved to New York, on my own, but soon made great friends in the team and some of the great memorials and places to visit have been unbelievable. We recently won the Nationals, in December and I popped home for Christmas. I returned to Hartsdown and saw Mrs Reeve and Miss Msibi to show them my trophies. My message to you reading this with uncertainty in the future – “anything is possible as long as you try your best”.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natasha Pink
My name is Natasha Pink, I graduated from Hartsdown, six years ago. I was supported in my aspiration to become an adult nurse by my teachers, which lead me to studying Psychology, Media and finally Health and Social studies. Once I had completed my A levels, I decided to widen my knowledge within Microbiology and Medications. So, I began studying at Pfizer, a large pharmaceutical company which enabled me to learn how the body distributed and metabolised different medications. 

Once I finished my two years, I then decided I was ready to begin my journey as a nurse and applied to several Universities within London. I began studying which was completely terrifying but I pushed myself and stayed positive. 

I am now in my second year at Greenwich University, working in the local hospital. Hartsdown taught me to believe in what are capable of and enjoy the experience, I wouldn't be where I am today, without the input from my teachers six years ago.

 

Tony Wright

Since leaving Hartsdown, I now work as a stand-up comedian working all over the UK whilst I study Comedy Writing at Salford University. Without Hartsdown, I would have never have been given the opportunity to do this, through their Performing Arts programme and great support from the staff. I took my love for comedy and learnt how I could turn it into a career.

My plans for the future are to just make Comedy, a stable a living, and the big dream goals are to break into TV work and perhaps go on my own small tour.

 

 

 

Aaron Antrobus

Since I left Hartsdown four years ago, I have been studying Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology at University and I am aiming to work in the Space industry to help expand civilization towards the stars. Soon my degree will be finished and I can begin my path to distant worlds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frankyn Webster

I am definitely grateful for my years attending Hartsdown Academy, I learnt a lot about how to improve myself as a person as well as how to be the best student that I could be. I felt that I did very well with my GCSE’s and other responsibilities, such as being a Senior Prefect and a School Council Representative. Then at the end of my final year, I was very happy to be voted Prom King of 2012. Since leaving school, it has taken me long time to decide which career I wish to pursue, I am now in the process of applying for University to study Primary Education and I hope to become a Primary School Teacher. I very much hope to be as good of a teacher as the ones who taught me at Hartsdown Academy.