Hong Kong residents and former Shrewsbury School students, Josh and Sam Canham, were welcomed back onto campus by Principal, Mr Ben Keeling, two years after their last visit following the recent release of their A-Level results.
Last on campus in March 2021, they were now able to reflect on graduation and their fond memories of life as Shrewsbury boarders. Twin brothers, Josh and Sam, joined Shrewsbury School five years ago and will be moving on to study Chinese at Durham University and Geography with Business Management at Queen Mary University of London on return to the UK in a few weeks time.
"Boarding life has set us up perfectly for university," Josh enthused. "We'll certainly miss Shrewsbury, but have so much to look forward to."
"The move represents a significant juncture for us," explained Sam, "but we know that we've been well prepared. It's particularly challenging to obtain a place on a Chinese studies course and I can't wait to get started."
The boys have grown, in both stature and certainty, but an effervescent enthusiasm still exudes. They remain great ambassadors for a school that prides itself on the holistic development of students. Salopians are described as confident but not arrogant, honest but not righteous, gentle but not feeble, respectful but not stuffy and principled but not strident - Josh and Sam certainly fit the bill.
"It was wonderful to reconnect and to learn of their successful university placements. Josh and Sam have achieved a great deal in their five years at Shrewsbury. They are fantastic ambassadors and have a bright future ahead, no doubt."
Ben Keeling, Principal, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong
You can read about Josh and Sam's previous campus visit here.