Shuchishmita Maitra is presently in her fifth year at Southend High Grammar School for Girls studying for her upcoming GCSEs. During her tenure at Southend Grammar, Shuchishmita had participated in many extracurricular activities alongside her academic life, from simply becoming a finalist for the Jack Petchey Speak out Challenge where she had to present her own speech in front of a large audience to even placing 5th in the Northern Hemisphere for the Education Perfect Language Championships. Being rather fond of speaking in public, Shuchishmita has not only performed various religious speeches since a young age but has also obtained a distinction in the LAMDA Speaking in Public Grade 5 exam.
In addition to this, simply at the age of 11, Shuchishmita was the youngest writer to have her 100-word short story published in the British Library and all libraries across the country. Her academic excellence was also commended as she placed 1st in the country for the Education Perfect Mathematics, English and Science Competitions. Besides her academic skills, Shuchishmita passed the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and being rather fond of drama, both inside and outside of school, Shuchishmita played the lead role in various drama productions, including a very well-known play called “Balmiki Protibha” composed by Tagore.