Fiona Georgie Stock13 October 2022
From Curro Durbanville to the United Kingdom – confidence and hard work make dreams come true.
Fiona Georgie Stock is currently living her dream of studying abroad, and it’s all thanks to the skills and confidence she acquired at Curro Durbanville, where she spent all 12 years of her school career. ‘My earliest memory of school is of Ms Estelle, my Grade 2 teacher. I was really fond of her as we had a special bond and she always said I would go far in life.’ Ms Estelle was right! Fiona graduated with a distinction, which helped her realise her potential and ultimately led to her decision to apply to universities abroad.’
During her school career Fiona did not excel only academically, she achieved half colours in sport after receiving her Western Province colours in drum majorettes. She was also the school newspaper photographer, which she credits for bringing out her eye for detail – something she definitely requires for her field of study.
Fiona has just successfully completed her first year of studies at the University of Nottingham Trent, United Kingdom, studying Costume Design and Making. She moved to the United Kingdom in February 2019 as she knew she would be starting her studies in September 2019. She used the first few months abroad to explore her new country and she also gained some work experience. ‘As a young teenager I knew I always wanted to study something in the art and fashion industry and when I found out about costume design, I researched the best places to study this and Nottingham came up. From that day onwards my heart was set on studying here.’
According to Fiona her time at Curro definitely contributed to her being able to make her dream a reality. ‘The Curro curriculum and preparation for the IEB exam allows you think on a different level; preparing you for university.’
And her advice for current learners? ‘Experiment with, find or even create your own opportunities and don't be afraid to dream big as anything is possible. Also, it is never too late to find your potential – everyone is different!’ We couldn’t agree more and we look forward to see what this creative young woman’s future will hold.