OS Gap Students

02 October 2020
OS Gap Students

This term, we have been delighted to welcome back Old Suttonians Molly Alexander (2017 S) and Annabel Mansfield (2020 C) to work as Gap students at the Prep School.

The pandemic resulted in four of our five Australian Gap students opting to return home, creating a number of short-term vacancies for this term. A usual day entails Molly and Annabel assisting with classroom activities, supporting teaching staff with classroom and break time supervision, and assisting with sport and games.

It is great to see them both, as well as our other new Gap student additions, Zack Barker and Oliver Judd, and we wish them all the best for their time with us.

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