Brave Lower Sixth student, Jouriya Hajjeh has been sharing her story of the journey from her home town in Syria to the UK.

Jouriya quickly settled into her new home and was excited to start studying at her new high school, Saint Peter and Paul’s and after working extremely hard, she received top grades in her GCSE’s.

Speaking to her local paper, Jouriya gave an insight into what life was like in her home town and how many of her family still remain there. She said her biggest hope is for her family to be reunited. She also wants to turn her experience of witnessing war into something positive by becoming a Doctor and helping other people.

Jouriya has always loved science and is currently studying, Chemistry, Biology and Maths here at Carmel. Seeing the devastating effects war has had on people in her country has made her more determined than ever to work hard to achieve her dream job.

“My time at Carmel has been great so far. I came here with my best friend and I have already made new friends” Jouriya told us. “Studying here is great as I have been able to choose the subjects that I wanted to study. Being at college is going to be an unforgettable experience with my friends and I am excited for the future.” 

We are very proud of Jouriya for educating others on her journey so far and her story in the paper is a very inspiring read. If you would like to read the full newspaper article online, click here –