I learned language of success

I learned language of success

I learned language of success

First published in News

SCHOOLBOY, who could not speak any English when he arrived in the country at the age of 11, has passed 13 GCSEs – including one A* and four As.

Jakub Makowski arrived in the UK two days before he started at Colchester’s Alderman Blaxill School.

Jakub, 16, from Berechurch, said: “The school helped me, and within about three months I started to pick it up.

“The first three months were like torture. I was a new pupil, it was a new school and I really quickly changed from one life to another.

“Maths used to be my favourite subject because numbers are the same everywhere.”

Jakub’s father’s job brought the family to England from Poland.

He has since got involved in the school council and Colchester’s Youth Council and represented the town in the Youth Parliament.

He was presented with a Jack Petchey Award two years ago for making so much progress.

He gave up his free time to set up a Polish club. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he got an A* in Polish.

He plans to study law, politics, English literature and history at Colchester Sixth Form.

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11:02pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Boris says...

Well done Jakub, and well done Alderman Blaxill School. Best wishes for the future, both to this lad and to all the Alderman Blaxill pupils.
Well done Jakub, and well done Alderman Blaxill School. Best wishes for the future, both to this lad and to all the Alderman Blaxill pupils. Boris
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2:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

shallowJoker says...

The boy is obviously a genius and very generous too, to give any credit to Alderman Blaxill.
The boy is obviously a genius and very generous too, to give any credit to Alderman Blaxill. shallowJoker
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3:07pm Sat 23 Aug 14

mr pants says...

A brilliant young man. Colchester sixth form will be only too glad to take ALL the credit for his future success.
A brilliant young man. Colchester sixth form will be only too glad to take ALL the credit for his future success. mr pants
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9:08pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Brown Envelopes says...

mr pants wrote:
A brilliant young man. Colchester sixth form will be only too glad to take ALL the credit for his future success.
Yes I know what you mean Mr Pants ?
I note they have managed to bag the Police chiefs night of speak, there, another sickly display of self promotion.
Obviously to cover their ars*s over the Teacher scandal there.
I also notice the gazette did not let us comment about it either, well done Mr Wills and your pal the ice cold one !
[quote][p][bold]mr pants[/bold] wrote: A brilliant young man. Colchester sixth form will be only too glad to take ALL the credit for his future success.[/p][/quote]Yes I know what you mean Mr Pants ? I note they have managed to bag the Police chiefs night of speak, there, another sickly display of self promotion. Obviously to cover their ars*s over the Teacher scandal there. I also notice the gazette did not let us comment about it either, well done Mr Wills and your pal the ice cold one ! Brown Envelopes
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