I enjoy the social side of being a boarder because I like playing football on the artificial pitches and basketball in the sports hall after school

Bryan, 15

Bryan, aged 16, a boarder from Nigeria

Joined Monmouth School for Boys from Day Waterman College

“I would recommend studying in Monmouth because it has challenged me academically and the town is very safe and everyone is friendly.

“My favourite subject is Biology and I have carried out dissections.

“I enjoy the social side of being a boarder because I like playing football on the artificial pitches and basketball in the sports hall after school.

“Coming to Monmouth has been a great experience and I have made friends with children from England, Spain and France.

“The weather might be a bit colder in the UK but you can sometimes get the chance to play in the snow with your friends during the winter.”