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Q&A with Class of 2019 Head Girl, Rebecca Haley

"My best memories of Sullivan were watching the Schools' Cup Hockey and Rugby finals, playing in the Schools' Cup Semi-final, and winning the Plate final!"
24 Jul 2020
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Rebecca Haley
Rebecca Haley

Sullivan Connect Q&A

 
Name: Rebecca Haley
Current location: Edinburgh (Term-time), Belfast (Non Term-time)
Occupation: Studying International Relations at the University of Edinburgh

 

1. What years did you attend Sullivan?

Year 2012-2019

 

2. What were you like as a pupil?

I really enjoyed being part of different aspects of school life, particularly being involved in hockey and music

 

3. How would your teachers describe you?

Hopefully not badly! – but probably as a bit of a chatter-box!

 

4. Who was your favourite teacher?

Mrs Karayiannas and Mrs Holywood

 

5. What were your favourite and least favourite subjects?

My favourite subjects were Politics and History, and my least favourite subjects were Maths and Economics

 

6. What is your best memory of Sullivan?

My best memories of Sullivan were watching the Schools’ Cup Hockey and Rugby finals, playing in the Schools’ Cup Semi-final, and winning the Plate final!

 

7. Who would your ideal dinner party guests be? (5 dead or alive)

David Attenborough, Dynamo the magician, The Queen, Jesus, and David Beckham

 

8. What did you want to be when you were younger?

A teacher

 

9. What advice would you give to your younger self?

To not worry as much!

 

10. What is your proudest achievement?

That everyone in the year seemed to enjoy our Formal as much as I had hoped they would- all of the months of organization to make it something that everyone would enjoy, seemed to pay off which was really lovely to see and be a part of!

 

11. What would be a good theme song for your life?

What Do I Know, Ed Sheeran

 

12. What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

My best purchase would have to be my hockey stick that I got on the school hockey tour to Amsterdam, as I got it from the biggest hockey shop in Europe, and I definitely get my moneys-worth out of it as I use it almost every day of the week!! My worst purchase- I thought I’d treat myself to what I thought was a pretty good portable phone charger… it broke after one use ☹

 

13. Tell us something that not many people know about you?

Back in the day… I was a very keen Blue Peter fan, so I collected almost all of the badges, and actually made a wee appearance on the show

 

14. What is your philosophy on life?

Try and look out for other people and make them happy ahead of myself, and strive to lead a Christ-like life

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