Petra Dawes left school six months ago. But she didn’t go straight on to university after the holidays like a lot of her schoolmates. In September she did something she had wanted to do for some time. She took a gap year. Since then, she has traveled to three different countries and spent between two and four weeks in each one. She hasn’t learnt three new languages though, because all the countries are French- speaking! But she has started to learn some Italian, because Italy is her next stop – and she can’t wait! ‘I have always wanted to see Italy. It’s a country I have never visited, so I’m incredibly excited about it!