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Marie Melsheimer (R 2021-22)

21 Sep 2023
Alumni News

Marie Melsheimer (R 2021-22)

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My name is Marie and I’m from Germany. My experience at Rossall started with a study abroad experience in the Michaelmas term in Year 11. I really liked Rossall and so I wanted to come back. Mr. Quartermain supported my wish and in 2020 I came back to study the IB. Currently, I study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Southampton. I chose this degree at the suggestion of one of the fantastic teachers here at Rossall. Rossall prepared me well to study a degree with three subjects. The skills learned in my IB studies have helped me academically, but also helped to keep a balanced lifestyle at University.

It is a great privilege to be an Old Rossallian. You are able to leave school being part of a big network and there are a lot of opportunities. Even though I only graduated a year ago, I was able to participate in an Old Rossallian event in London. That event was fantastic as I got to see previous teachers, old friends, and also meet new people. Rossall really prepared me for life, not just University. The skills learned in my studies and in the Rossall community have helped me to make friends at University and make the whole transition so much easier.

The amazing atmosphere at Rossall and the caring and compassionate community has inspired me to look beyond my own life and see what I can do for others. Rossall School is more than a school and provides an excellent education with fantastic teachers who make lessons really interesting. I have come back to Summer School because I really love the atmosphere here at Rossall.

When I lived in a boarding house, the houseparents made Rose House a real second family for me. Therefore, Rossall always feels like family and I have left with self-confidence.

Rossall really encourages you to try new things, for example, I had the chance to participate with a small role in a musical, something I've never done in Germany before. Music has always been a huge part of my life and I was able to join the chapel choir, the orchestra here, and also take flute lessons with a fantastic teacher.

Rossall School makes it really easy to have a balanced lifestyle, I was able to keep up sports as well as creative arts next to my academics and music. Rossall School also focuses on the social aspect of life and we were always encouraged to do something for the community and participate in volunteering. Studying P.P.E at University gives me a broad range of options for professional future careers. I've always been interested in international relations and last semester I was able to take a module in international relations, which I really enjoyed.


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