‘Inspiring’ Jessica shines with GCSE results

'Inspiring' Jessica shines with GCSE results

Wheelchair bound Jessica Soanes, who attends Sherborne School for Girls boarding school, has excelled in her GCSE results with two A*s, six As and a C.

Jess has Arnold Chiari Malformation, a condition which means she is frequently in a lot of pain, resulting in a lot of time out of school, this year in particular.

Not letting her condition hold her back, Jess is regularly leading fundraising projects in school, competing in a range of wheelchair athletic events including the London mini-marathon, and last year she took the John Muir outdoor award and went camping, canoeing and on an environmental project with a number of other girls.

This September, as she goes into year 12, she has been nominated to be the Head of House in her boarding home.

“She really is a true inspiration to others”, said headmistress Jenny Dwyer.