A STUDENT from Chichester High School for Girls has won a place at one of the famous United World Colleges.
Georgia Bulis-Gray, 15, is one of four British students elected to attend United World College (UWC) in Costa Rica for two years.
She will study the International Baccalaureate, as well as a diverse programme of community service, creative activity, personal challenge and global awareness.
UWC is a global educational movement which brings together students from all over the world at pre-university level.
Students are elected on merit alone, and live together in a unique environment designed to foster international understanding, peace, justice and a commitment to serving their communities.
Graduates of UWCs have gone on to play leading roles in international organisations, business, science, politics, the voluntary sector and many other fields – two have even become astronauts.
Georgia said: “I am extremely excited to be going to UWC Costa Rica this year. I hope it will be an eye-opening experience through which I can make many new friends from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
“I am particularly looking forward to mixing with the local community and hopefully having a positive impact on the society I am entering into.
“I also hope the experience will set me up for the future, as I am sure it will be both challenging and extremely rewarding.
“I feel so privileged and grateful to have been selected to represent my country and to spend the next two years of my academic life as part of the UWC movement.”
Headteacher at Chichester High School for Girls, Yasmin Maskatiya, said: “We are all very proud of Georgia and what she has achieved. This is a wonderful experience for Georgia and a fantastic opportunity to build an extraordinary future for herself. Everyone at the Chichester High School for Girls wishes her well.”