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Student of the Week

Jenni Luckit
Jenni Luckit
Now that the new academic year has begun, we are pleased to welcome back SOTW and this week we are celebrating Jenni from Whetstone, who came to us from St. Michaels Catholic Grammar School. She has recently passed the audition and won a place at prestigious French drama school Les Cours Florent in Paris.
 
Jenni is currently studying German, Philosophy and Theatre Studies (AS), having already completed both AS and A2 French in her first year at Woodhouse (getting an A - which she's having re-marked!). Her impatience for being excellent in French will become very clear as you read her story...
 
"In year 10 or 11, I was studying French and my teacher suggested I listen to a French radio station to improve my grammar. Whilst doing so I heard a French song and something just clicked with me. I loved it so much I had to find out more about it and discovered that it came from a French musical called "1789: Les Amants de la Bastille". I was hooked and listened to the soundtrack constantly.
 
I loved this musical so much that in September of 2012 I went to Paris to see it live. It was amazing... but I could hardly understand much of what was being said, my French just wasn't good enough. I decided it was time to get serious.
 
I started really working hard on my French and at the same time, I was getting more and more into music and theatre. I had already been playing alto sax and piano from a young age, but I started to learn guitar to accompany myself singing. I joined the Garden Suburb Theatre (an amateur dramatic group) and appeared in their production of "A Chorus of Disapproval" at the Bull Theatre.
 
I went back to Paris in January 2014 and saw the musical again in it's final run, and this time understood it completely.
 
Since starting at Woodhouse I thought I'd apply to Oxbridge but then decided that drama is all I really want to do. So I made the decision to apply to a French drama school."
 
The Cours Florent is known as one of France's most prestigious drama schools and offer students not only the chance to refine their dramatic acting skills but also to experience full immersion in the cultural and artistic life of France. It's long list of alumni includes highly successful actors such Isabelle Adjani, Eva Green, Sophie Marceau and Diane Kruger.
 
In the summer, Jenni took part in a week-long intensive workshop in Paris culminating in an audition. Despite all the classes and performances being in French, she won her place.
 
"I can't wait to go, especially as my offer is unconditional. It will cost a bit living in Paris (she hopes to share with a friend on a gap year) but on the other hand the fees are around £3000 a year so much cheaper than in the UK. And I'm trying to save some money now from tutoring GSCE French students."
 
As ever with SOTW there's often another story and Jenni is no exception. She is also a successful synchronised swimmer!
 
"I got into synchro through my family. One of my Dad's Thai relatives runs the Thai national synchronised swimming team and when I was around eight years old Dad took me to see them. I loved it, became interested and joined a club in Potters Bar.
 
I really enjoy it and have done well but I can't train as hard as I once did because of the time commitments and my A levels.
 
I competed at the national competition in 2013 in Gloucester and in 2014 I won three golds at the East Regional Finals - in figures, solo and duets - which I guess makes me the reigning regional champion.
 
Obviously I'm off to Paris next year but I'd hope to do masters synchro in a few years."
 
And her feelings about Woodhouse?
 
"I came to Woodhouse for a fresh start, to be somewhere bigger than school with more independence and freedom to be myself. It's a place where you will always find others who appreciate you for who you are.
 
The languages department have been incredibly supportive in letting me take the risk to try and complete my A level in one year. The teachers here are always willing to help with extra stuff and they want you to do well for YOU rather than the college. They really care."
 
An inspirational story from a very dedicated student, we wish Jenni the best of luck in Paris next summer and hope to see her in a West End show in a few short years.
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07 November 2017
Zosia Melanczuk
Zosia Melanczuk
07 November 2017
Abi Boja
Abi Boja
07 November 2017
Yuhong Wang
Yuhong Wang
07 November 2017
Jack Halkyard
Jack Halkyard
07 November 2017
Cheyenne Jaudad Schwarz
Cheyenne Jaudad Schwarz
07 November 2017
Callum  Helcke
Callum Helcke
07 November 2017
Olivia Emin
Olivia Emin
07 November 2017
Rosie Copp
Rosie Copp
07 November 2017
Tagbo Egwuonwu
Tagbo Egwuonwu
07 November 2017
Ross Kelly
Ross Kelly
07 November 2017
Issy Darlington
Issy Darlington
07 November 2017
Charlie Corke
Charlie Corke
07 November 2017
Lewis  Dunn
Lewis Dunn
07 November 2017
Orli Vogt-Vincent
Orli Vogt-Vincent
07 November 2017
Tasheeka Wilson
Tasheeka Wilson
07 November 2017
Christiana Ajai
Christiana Ajai
07 November 2017
Chandan Varsani
Chandan Varsani
07 November 2017
Liz Maltseva
Liz Maltseva
07 November 2017
Daisy Corder
Daisy Corder
07 November 2017
Amelia Pellegrino-White
Amelia Pellegrino-White
07 November 2017
Ishmael Tikly
Ishmael Tikly
07 November 2017
Jay Montgomery-Johnson
Jay Montgomery-Johnson
07 November 2017
Cosob Awil
Cosob Awil
07 November 2017
Melissa Dieter
Melissa Dieter
07 November 2017
Joseph Lawrence
Joseph Lawrence
07 November 2017
Nnenna Egele
Nnenna Egele
06 November 2017
Sharleen Ollivier
Sharleen Ollivier
12 September 2017
Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
12 November 2015
Luca Sinnott
Luca Sinnott
28 October 2015
Keziah Doudy-Yepmo
Keziah Doudy-Yepmo
08 October 2015
Pemi Arowojolu
Pemi Arowojolu
01 October 2015
Summer Rivers
Summer Rivers
17 September 2015
Hok Wong
Hok Wong
10 September 2015
Jenni Luckit
Jenni Luckit
25 June 2015
Kira Collins
Kira Collins
11 June 2015
Lola May
Lola May
15 May 2015
Tal Stone
Tal Stone
06 May 2015
Biran Aygun
Biran Aygun
30 April 2015
Karis Fuller
Karis Fuller
23 April 2015
Demitri Evangelou
Demitri Evangelou
16 April 2015
Louis Allen
Louis Allen
26 March 2015
Yoey Pang
Yoey Pang
19 March 2015
Abi Mills
Abi Mills
12 March 2015
Albion Thaqi
Albion Thaqi
05 March 2015
Alba Farruku
Alba Farruku
26 February 2015
Annabelle Bhurton
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19 February 2015
Yousif Alawoad
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12 February 2015
Holly Redshaw
Holly Redshaw
05 February 2015
Veronica Beecham
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