Don’t only focus on books, is star pupil’s advice

2013-12-31 00:00

WHILE many high achievers choose to be accountants, doctors and engineers, Naledi Majola has decided to follow her passion and study performance.

Naledi is one of the top IEB matric achievers in the country. With seven distinctions, Naledi feels honoured to be counted amongst the cream of the crop.

She received distinctions for Drama, English, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Music and Zulu.

“Every year you read about the high achievers in the papers. I never imagined I would be one of them,” Naledi told The Witness.

Naledi, a Durbanite who went to St Anne’s Diocesan College in Hilton, will be attending the University of Cape Town next year.

“I’ve always enjoyed performing. I feel that actors can impact the world just as well as doctors or lawyers, just on a different platform.”

Naledi started working towards her final exams from the beginning of the year. “I prioritised my work and divided it up into smaller, bite-sized pieces to make it easier to get through. It’s always best to prepare in advance.”

To pupils who are entering high school in 2014, Majola had the following advice, “From an academic perspective, it is best to work consistently right from the beginning.

“It is also important to try and achieve balance in school, whether you play a sport or join the choir. The extra activities can refresh and energise you, and they teach you just as many lessons as in the classroom. Don’t only focus on the books.”

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