ECP Graduate’s Success Featured in the Media

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ECP graduate David Jehlička

2020 ECP graduate, David Jehlička, has recently been featured in the media where he has been described as an ‘inspiring personality’. You can read the idnes.cz interview with David via this link and watch the interview he gave to DVTV here.

London School of Economics

After receiving the Lord Holme Prize for Service to the Community for an unprecedented two years’ running, David is now preparing to attend the prestigious London School of Economics. He will study for a three-year Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science. David says that it was his time at the ECP that encouraged him to think about studying abroad.

British Ambassador’s Young Person of the Year

David also holds the title The British Ambassador’s Young Person of the Year. He received his award from the Ambasador and Eva Jiřicná at a ceremony at the British Embassy last year.

Barta Scholarship

David was only able to study at the ECP thanks to a Jan Barta Scholarship. Jan also graduated from the College, in 2004. After completing his studies at University College London, he has gone on to become a successful entrpreneur and investor. His projects include ePojisteni.cz, the largest online car insurance comparison website in the Czech Republic. Jan says of the ECP “It helped me develop vital skills I prize very highly, even more than the academic experience. These include staying constantly curious, the ability to reason and solve problems and being able to give something back.” In addition to helping David, Jan generously supports several other students financially. In the past three years, two former Barta Scholars have gained places at Oxford University.

Reciprocity

The late Lord Holme was ECPs first Chairman of Governors. He always encouraged our students to ‘put something back’. Jan Barta and David Jehlička are both great examples of this guiding principle, which is something that everyone at the English College strives to achieve.

Listen to the interview on DVTV with David Jehlička, ECP graduate/Barta Scholarship scholar, now preparing to take up…

Posted by The English College in Prague – Anglické gymnázium, o.p.s. on Wednesday, September 2, 2020