Holly Gyles was Head Girls at Seaford this year. We had a chat with her about her aspirations for the future as her time at Seaford comes to an end.
What is your dream job? I’d like to work as a physiotherapist with an elite sports team and travel the world. A team like England Rugby. I’m also interested in the psychology of sports performance so I’d like to use this in my career.
What are you doing this autumn? I went to the Women of The Future Conference last year with Seaford College and I had the opportunity to network as part of the event. It inspired me to take a gap year. I’m going to volunteer at a school in Fiji, it will involve building homes and coaching children. I then plan to travel back to the UK via New Zealand, Australia and Asia before starting a degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing your generation? Plastic and the destructive cycle we’re creating; fish eat it in oceans and rivers and we then eat the fish. I think it needs a whole world policy to solve the problem and we need to find an alternative material to use.
What is the one thing that really annoys you? I think being ignored or not being heard is frustrating. I believe it’s nice to be nice and as part of my Psychology EPQ I’ve learnt that if you feel wanted and listened to you feel motivated and perform better.
If you could say one thing to the Prime Minister what would it be? I’ve always wondered if she always wanted to be the Prime Minister, did she commit to wanting the position at a young age or is it something that has just happened?
Do you have a role model and if so who is it and why? I don’t have one role model but I aspire to be like important people in my life. I admire my older friends and what they’ve achieved. I admire the way my parents have brought me up to be independent and make my own decisions. They are there for support but they trust me and they let me be who I am.
What are you most passionate about? Sport, I could not lead my life without a run around. When I don’t run I feel drained and not myself, it helps to clear my mind. I love getting involved with swimming, tennis, netball and hockey at Seaford.