Many students from The British School of Kuwait are preparing for their first year at university and they have the tough task of saying goodbye to friends and peers. Solid friendships are formed at school and given the close-knit community that is featured in The British School Of Kuwait’s Sixth Form, it is even more difficult leaving friends.
However, thanks to a fortuitous coincidence, BSK’s 2010-11 Head Boy and Head Girl, as well as Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy, find that they are heading to universities very close to each other.
BSK’s Head Girl, Yara Al-Wazir and Deputy Head Boy, Mohamed Ali Abdelhak are both going to Loughborough University. Well known for being the creator of The Green Initiative – a highly successful organisation that raises awareness about climate change – Yara is continuing to pursue her passion for protecting the environment by studying Chemical Engineering and Environment Protection, after obtaining 3 A’s and a B in her A Levels. Mohamed is also pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering but of a completely different type; Automotive engineering and has achieved 2 A’s and a C. Studying a degree he would enjoy was very important to him and his fascination with cars prompted him to choose this degree course. Also, given Loughborough’s renowned reputation in the field of sports, Mohamed will be taking full advantage of their sports facilities having been Captain of BSK’s football team since the age of 15 in addition to being a member of numerous other sports teams.
Cyrus Moosavinia, BSK’s Head Boy and Jacqueline Lewinton, Deputy Head Girl are heading to the University of Nottingham, which is only 15 kilometres from Loughborough. With a deep interest in international relations and politics, Cyrus has decided to study Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies after attaining a B and 2 C’s in his A-levels. With an A* and 2 A’s as her A-level results, Jacqueline is studying an undergraduate degree in Law. Her interest in the affect of the justice system upon society and her hopes to work with people on a daily basis prompted her to take-up Law.
It was a welcome surprise when the Four Musketeers discovered that they would be in such close contact and it is highly likely that they will be using the 15-minute train ride between Nottingham and Loughborough to their full advantage! At times like these, when friends must bid each other farewell as they go their separate ways, the Charles Lamb poem “The Old Familiar Faces” comes to mind. But luckily for these four, the poem’s refrain “All, all are gone, the old familiar faces,” does not have to become a reality once they leave Kuwait for University life in the UK.
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