I thoroughly enjoy being able to help people lest fortunate than myself and during my time at High School I gained a 50 hour volunteering award. As a sixth year commitment I spent 5 hours every week working with, and helping, autistic and disabled secondary school children with subjects such as English, Maths, Home Economics and Life Skills. I also got to teach a Portuguese student - for whom English is her second language - grammar every week for an hour. For work experience I also helped children with social, emotional and behavioural needs at a local specialist centre with their English, Art and Maths. This centre is a collaboration of social care and education which allows these children to be cared for and educated at the same time. These experiences were challenging but extremely rewarding at the same time. They allowed me to work in difficult situations, with additional needs assistants as well as teachers, whilst giving me the chance to use my own initiative working with individuals on my own.