Head Boy William Shay, Head Girl Charlie Pow and their Deputies Dmitrijs Borisov and Ellis-May Griffiths talk about their roles and what it’s like to be a student at The Boulevard Academy.
HB: "I knew the school was going to be good and I thought if I was Head Boy I could help other students and really support them."
HG: "At my primary school, I was on the student council three times. I really enjoyed going out with my Head Teacher to do things. I wanted to have that experience in secondary school."
DHG: "At primary school, I was on the student council. I wasn’t very good at making speeches, so I wanted the opportunity to be able to talk and overcome my shyness."
DHB: "I wanted to play a bigger part in the school and support the other children."
HB: "A bit surprised because all the other candidates were great and had good presentations as well. It was really close."
HG: "I was amazed because there were many people who stood and I thought their presentations were better than mine. I only knew three people when I started so I was very happy when people voted for me."
DHG: "I was surprised because I didn’t know we were having Deputies. I also felt quite sorry for the people who didn’t get what they wanted, so I was careful not to boast."
DHB: "I was also surprised and very excited. When they announced our names I was very relieved and happy."
HB: "Representing the school and showing visitors around. We take them around the school and describe the lessons and show them where we work."
HG: "I like the fact that students in the school recognise me because I’m Head Girl. The teachers share things with us and then we explain it to other students."
DHG: "The best bit is showing visitors around and hearing what they like about the school and listening to their ideas on how we can improve. I also enjoy being on the Student Council."
DHB: "I enjoy supporting other students and showing visitors around. We were also the first pupils to get to see the second floor of the school!"
HB: "We get a lot more education so we’ll probably get a better job when we leave. The lessons are fun. In nearly all of them, we are able to use our lap tops as well."
HG: "The teachers focus on you individually. At other schools there are 200 or 300 students in a year. Here we all know what we need to do to improve and what we are doing well."
DHG: "Getting to know more people. We are the first Year 7s so we’re always going to be the oldest year group."
DHB: "Probably that we get to spend more hours at school than other children."
HB: "Go to college and university and have a career as an architect."
HG: "Go to college to be a sports coach for young children or I would like to be a chef. I also think that I might like to be a psychologist."
DHG: "I want to become a fashion designer. I want people to admire and wear my designs."
DHB: "I want to design games and work with people like Jim Bonacci who made Happy Wheels."
HB: "I would just say be themselves and try their hardest."
HG: "It’s worth coming because we get a year’s extra education compared to everyone else when you add up the longer hours."
DHG: "Don’t worry because you’ll make lots of friends. You’ll fit in nicely and everything will be OK. The dinners are lovely as well!"
DHB: "Don’t be afraid and be yourself."