Esme Trahair, a recent graduate of ACS Cobham and winner of the prestigious Founders’ Award, gave a brilliant speech at the Senior Awards evening 2015 about how her international education has prepared her for life after school. It’s with great pleasure that we share it with you here:
‘Good evening. For those who don’t know me, my name is Esme Trahair and I’ve been a student here at ACS since the second grade. So, there are a lot of things that ACS has given to all of us students, and lots of positive attributes about the school. But I would like to speak a little bit about what I think is the most special thing about this school. I believe that the best thing about ACS Cobham, and the thing that has added the most value for every single student sitting here today is our school’s internationalism. Here at ACS, we talk a lot about internationalism and diversity broadly, and we all know that by attending an international school we learn to appreciate difference and become better global citizens, but I’d like to speak more concretely about just why ACS being an international school is so beneficial to every single one of us.