Miss Shipton grew up in the town of Rochester and so considers herself a bit of a local girl. Yet she has travelled her fair share as well, and has recently graduated in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Chichester before joining Cobham Hall in 2015.
She is a great believer in the Round Square IDEALS and has had the opportunity while living in Medway to volunteer at some major sporting events such as the European and World Modern Pentathlon Championships. Not only did this allow her meet international athletes from all over the world, but she also had the pleasure of meeting a past student of Cobham Hall, Kate French. It was from experiences like these that she was successful applicant and became a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics, still one of the best experiences of her life.
While at university she was able to combine her interest in internationalism and community with her love of sport, helping to set up a new branch of the EuroCamp basketball franchise in Chichester University during her summer holidays. Interacting with nearly two hundred children from all over the world each year, she feels this experience will greatly help her at Cobham Hall. Working with international children is something she enjoyed so much that she continues to go back to Eurocamp each year even though she has now graduated.
Miss Shipton is excited to be able to work with both Main Hall and Sixth Form, and is looking forward to getting the chance to become part of Cobham Hall’s great community.