My name is Bernard, and I'm currently in Year 13 studying History, English Literature, Maths and French. Both my parents and I are Canadian, however, I was born in Singapore and I lived in The Netherlands for 13 years whilst attending the BSN. At the age of 13 we moved to France for my dad's work and I have been at the BSP ever since. I speak 3 languages; English, French and Dutch but I've been learning Mandarin for 3 years. I am a national level swimmer, training around 20 hours a week and I sing in the men's choir at School. I would like to have a career in law, therefore by being a class representative and student council member, I'm honing my ability to responsibly advocate for others in order to promote equality within the school to ensure that everyone is being listened to. Personally, I believe that, particularly for the 6th Form, the teacher-student relationships are great. I feel that the approachability of all the staff is a great asset for all students since we are learning to communicate effectively and respectfully to our teachers which will be a valuable skill for the future. However, in my point of view, the best part of School is just School itself: the BSP is a place where I can channel my intellectual/academic potential whilst creating meaningful connections with those around me. I'm grateful for the opportunities that the BSP has and will provide me by simply allowing me to learn in a safe environment with teachers and students who share the same values as I do.