Student Profile: Ela, Year 3

Our profile this week is Ela, a student in Year 3. Below Ela gives us an introduction to herself including her hobbies and interests:

Hi, my name is Ela. I’m currently in Year 3 and I just turned 8 years old. I’m from Turkey but am also British. I’ve been studying at BIS Abu Dhabi since FS2, and I love it here at this school. I’ve made some great friends here, who I am very grateful for - I’m sure we will continue to keep in touch wherever we are in the world!

I particularly love the new school swimming pool, and I enjoy being an active member of the BIS Abu Dhabi Swim Squad and competing in the Galas. My favourite lessons are Art, as I love drawing, painting and making things; and English, as I enjoy reading, writing and creating stories from my imagination. One of my talents is also playing the piano - I’m currently preparing for my Grade 2 piano exam - I’ve also performed in a few student concerts both in and outside school.

I also enjoy playing tennis, dancing, seeing my friends, watching films with my parents, and playing board games and video games too, as well as playing with our two adorable cats, Marshmallow and Cupcake!

When I grow up, I think I’d like to be a Fashion Designer, or something to do with Art and Design - I believe art runs in our family, as my grandmother worked at Disney in London, and my mum currently works at Cartoon Network here in Abu Dhabi, and they tell me I’m pretty good at art too! I love animated shows, especially Japanese Animé.

I am about to have a baby sister, who I also can’t wait to join BIS Abu Dhabi as well, I look forward to showing her around our lovely school, reading to her in the library, and playing with her in the playground when she is old enough to join FS1! I love our school and think it’s one of the best parts about living in Abu Dhabi, and I look forward to studying here for many more years to come!

Ela, Year 3 Student