25 students from Years 12 and 13 worked alongside the Sixth Form Leadership Team to take part in our very first Prefect Selection Day last Friday.
The students had applied for Prefect and Senior Prefect roles across a range of key areas, including Community, Academic, Extra-Curricular, Sport and Media. They participated in a range of activities designed to take them out of their comfort zones and encourage them to work as part of a wider team.
In the morning, the students worked in role-related groups and presented on how they would shape their role and work alongside key staff and students in school. After rising to the first challenge of the day, they were then directed at Break to key areas of the school to support the wider-school community and staff, linked to their key roles.
Following this, they again worked in groups to create a 7-week Sixth Form Development Plan, producing many insightful thoughts and idea on how they could contribute to promoting respect and responsibility within the Sixth Form and more widely.
The afternoon saw the students, accompanied by Miss Nicholls, Mr Mallinson and Mrs Fitton, taking part in a carousel of problem-solving activities at Talkin Tarn, where they had to work in mixed teams, learning new skills and working as a leadership team.
The students were an absolute credit to themselves, stepping up to all challenges presented to them and demonstrating a team spirit which epitomises why they have been selected for their new roles.
The introduction of Sixth Form Prefects is an exciting opportunity for the Sixth Form and we very much look forward to the next step for students as they undertake their new roles.