Monday, 11th December 2017
SIXTH form leaders have been chosen to represent their peers as official ambassadors for their school
SIXTH form leaders have been chosen to represent their peers as official ambassadors for their school.
Following a re-branding of the former Northallerton School and Sixth Form College Student Council, 12 A-level students have been appointed to the newly formed Student Leadership Team.
Liaising with pupils from Years 8 to 13, the new SLT will oversee six student-led working groups including sports, charity, digital media, recruitment, learning and mentoring and performing arts, co-ordinating a variety of school events within each area.
Science teacher and SLT staff link Tom Bunn said: “Our previous student council has been re-launched to give students back their autonomy, to enable them to re-shape aspects of school life in their own vision.
“Having ownership and the ability to implement their own ideas, will hopefully give our students a much more inclusive and community-based focus.”
The young leaders have already thrown themselves into holding a host of fundraising events including a charity football tournament, a sponsored waxing for Children in Need and a planned Christmas Concert to aid the Yorkshire Ambulance and the school’s own expressive arts department.
Chair of the SLT student Thea Crocker, 17, of Northallerton, said: “It has been quite a responsibility working with staff and former student council members to create a whole new forum.
“And now that the school has come together on the one site it will be a lot easier to involve many more of the younger students in our decision making.”
Head of the charity working group Will Anderson, 17, added: “Northallerton School and Sixth Form College has always placed a large emphasis on raising funds for charity.
“Hopefully this new forum will enable us to do more, bigger and better projects in the future and come together as a team to help lots of good causes.”