‘ENTHUSIASTIC and determined’ student leaders have been appointed at Avon Valley School for the new academic year.
Year 11 students Drew Wallis and Lavinia Poiata have taken up the roles of head boy and head girl, which they will fulfil until they leave the school in July 2024.
James Cowley and Daisy Harris were appointed as the school’s deputy head boy and girl. Charlotte Amer was appointed as events captain, and Zara Francis was appointed to lead on anti-bullying and well-being.
The head boy, head girl, and senior house prefects represent the school’s student community, serve as ambassadors at school events, and act as positive role models for the school’s younger students.
Over 20 students applied for the positions. During the summer term, applicants were interviewed by the school’s new headteacher, Blake Francis, and each student’s achievement leader.
Candidates also recorded a short video to promote their application to their fellow students, who had the opportunity to vote for their favourites.
Mr Francis said: “Leading the senior prefect interviews was one of my first opportunities to meet the students of Avon Valley. I was really impressed with their politeness, enthusiasm, and determination.
“Senior prefects are role models for the whole community, and I am sure Drew, Lavinia, James, and Daisy, along with Charlotte, Zara, and the house captains, will do a wonderful job in their new roles.
“I look forward to working with them and indeed all of the school’s students over the forthcoming year.”