Poppy Ewence (Field's 2005–2010)

Talented musician
Poppy Ewence

Which A Levels did you study?

I studied Music, English Literature and Geography, with French AS Level.

If you went to university, where did you go and what did you study? If you didn’t go to university, what did you do instead?

I studied undergraduate music at King’s College London and then a master's in oboe performance at the Royal College of Music.

What are you doing now and what plans do you have for the future?

I have been working for a music agency, Young Guns, and teaching piano and singing in a prep school in Battersea. I have recently left however, and am about to embark on Basic Training to join the Royal Air Force as a musician.

What influence has Lancing College had on your life?

I am grateful for Lancing’s strong arts foundations, which gave me a platform on which to grow as a musician.

Which hobbies or interests did you pick up during your time at Lancing?

Aside from music and the choir, I really enjoyed drama and playing sport. I loved cross-country and played netball, hockey and tennis.

Are you still in touch with people you met at Lancing?

Yes – my closest friends are the girls I met in Field’s House.

Which OL activities have you taken part in since you left?

I have attended media drinks, YOL events and sports dinners.

What advice would you give to a new pupil who is about to start at Lancing?

Try as many new things as possible. Take advantage of all the activities on offer. Work hard and play hard!