Story/Interview May 11, 2022
Jade Cole | Rising tennis star
Dedicated to her sport, budding tennis pro and Year 10 student Jade Cole was in search of a school that would support her athletic goals and give her the flexibility to develop her talents. Thankfully, after a friend recommended King's InterHigh, Jade never looked back. We spoke to Jade about her passions and role models, why she joined King's InterHigh, and what she loves most about learning with us.
"Reflecting on all my success, I can see how King’s InterHigh has played a big role in that."
Rising tennis star
What were your reasons for learning with King’s InterHigh?
As a tennis player, I was looking for a school that would be flexible to help me achieve my goals in tennis. A friend then recommended me to join King’s InterHigh, and ever since then I loved it. Compared to mainstream school, the flexibility is amazing. I can always go back to lessons I have missed and the teachers extremely supportive.
How did you finding learning with King’s InterHigh?
The type of learning suites my lifestyle compared to traditional schooling. Reflecting on all my success, I can see how King’s InterHigh has played a big role in that. A fundamental for me will always be education as I know how big of an impact that can be in life in general, and finding an easier more accessible way to that couldn’t have been better. I travel a lot for tennis tournaments, so just having my education on a laptop is great.
Do you have any tips for potential and existing King’s InterHigh students of how to get the most out of their time at King’s InterHigh?
I have made a couple friends while being at King’s InterHigh but what I would truly encourage to other people is to just be out there, show your personality and ask as many questions as possible. It will really help you in everything really. Make the most of your free time doing as many things as possible and join clubs to be with people that are interested in the same things you are.
For you, what are the best features of King’s InterHigh?
That there are plenty resources for you to use and plenty of quizzes on the subjects to test your understanding. It’s a very independent style of studying and a very chilled environment, which I love.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love acting/drama and badminton, which are two completely different things, but I really enjoy them. I also read a lot because it’s like I’m in my own little world, which I love. I also love to watch movies and shows and play a lot of tennis.
Who are your role models and heroes?
- Aryna Sabalenka (tennis player)
- Lily James (actress)
- Serena Williams (tennis player)
- Spencer Barbosa (influencer)
- Ansel Elgort (actor)
- Chris (my tennis coach)
- Naomi Broady (tennis player)
- Marco (fitness coach)
- And most especially my parents. The list goes on and on.
What are your plans after King’s InterHigh?
Have fun, carry on with my tennis, doing well in it, playing high level tournaments, and see what life brings. Maybe I will also appear in a movie someday, who knows.