A new Head Boy and Head Girl have been appointed at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy.

Ben Wright, 17, and Taylor Fowlke, 18, were selected for the positions and they have already started fulfilling their new duties.

Sixth formers were encouraged to apply for the Head Boy and Head Girl roles and they had to submit an application in writing stating what they thought they could add to the school.

Those who were selected for the next stage were interviewed by members of staff and asked to deliver a presentation.

Taylor is studying A-levels in Maths, Chemistry and Biology and wants to study Medicine at university.

She said: “We had to talk about how we would make the school better and I talked about my experience as a healthcare assistant.

“I was so pleased when I was told that I was going to be Head Girl, I started crying. I would really like to help the disadvantaged students and make sure that they have someone to talk to.”

Ben is studying A-levels in Maths, Further Maths and Biology and has applied to Oxford University to study Maths.

He said: “I wanted to go for the role because I wanted to be an example for the younger students in school, to show them where you can get if you work hard.

“I felt very proud when I was told I was going to be given the role, it’s good to be able to represent the school. We’ve already done some public speaking and talked at an event to parents of prospective pupils in Year 6.”

Mr Gritton said he was sure that Ben and Taylor would be fantastic ambassadors for the school.

He said: “Ben and Taylor thoroughly deserve to be selected for their new positions. They are both extremely hard working and dedicated students and we are sure that they will be a shining example to the younger students in our school. I look forward to working with them and hearing all of their great ideas about how we can improve the school further.”

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