At a recent Wellensian social I was pleased to meet James Voysey (OW 2014) because my time at Wells overlapped with his father Andy Voysey (OW 1975). After a gap year, James started at Plymouth University where he is studying geology.
As a David Rowley protégé he has prospects of joining the ranks of some of the highest paid OWs. Last summer he worked as a qualified NPLQ lifeguard at a sports centre near home, but this year he is seeking an interesting earth sciences summer vacation job to widen his horizons.
He had early success in his subject and at Wells was part of team that retained the National Schools Geology Challenge for a second year. He was also a first team cricket and rugby player. He raised money (including taking part in a tough mudder) during a year for the Wells-supported Balanta Music Academy in Seirra Leone and then went out with the Wells group and taught drama to children who had never seen anything quite like this before.
We look forward to hearing more of his progress!