This week our students across the school have held their own election process for students to apply for the position of Year Ambassador on the newly-formed Student Leadership Group. Replacing the existing School Council, this new venture will enable students to lead on a number of key areas within school such as Clubs and Societies, Environment, Charity and Student Welfare as well as having more power to influence the strategic vision of the school.
Keeping in line with the current national policy of first-past-the-post electoral system, students from Years 7 to 13 were initially invited to submit an application of interest prior to the February half term break.
This week, those candidates made presentations to their respective Year groups explaining why they should be elected to the position of Year Ambassador. Fellow students were then asked to vote (putting a cross (X) next to their preferred candidate) on a ballot paper.
Ballot papers will be counted and the results published next Monday, 2nd March 2015. The candidates who have received the most votes will be elected as Year Ambassadors.
Mrs Yuill said, “This new school initiative coincides nicely with the current national political scene and provides our students with a better understanding of the election process in the UK. Our students, once again, proved that they are articulate, knowledgeable and embracing of school life. A fantastic contribution from all concerned”.
This half term Mr White’s holiday activity reward scheme allowed 21 of our students to enjoy the Kingswood experience!
The Kingswood centre allows students to learn to work as a team, demonstrate support, tolerance and encouragement for others as well as inspiring confidence and independence, key life skills development, decision making, leadership, initiative and problem solving.
Lots of exciting activities were had over the three day duration of their stay including fencing, archery, night walks, campfires, laser quests, aeroball, high ropes and low ropes.
Mr White said that the trip was enjoyed by all and would like to offer a big thank you to Miss Hulley, Mrs Moran and Mr Hilton for gaving up their own time in the school holidays to support the residential.
The students who are chosen for the trip will have shown an excellent level of commitment to their studies and demonstrated a positive attitude to learning. For more information on qualifying for a place on “Mr White’s Holiday Activities” please see Mr White or Mr O’Hanlon.
Please see here for more general information on “Mr White’s Holiday Activities”.