New Head Boy and Head Girl selected at Pool Academy

Sol Wallace and Amber Gibson have been chosen to act as the New Head Boy and Head Girl this academic year.

More than 60 students applied for one of the 36 prefect roles and 20 were shortlisted for the Head Boy and Head Girl role.

Head Boy and Head Girl for this academic year.

Head Boy and Head Girl for this academic year.

Sol and Amber will be expected to lead the prefect team, run prefect meetings, represent the school at public and community events, mentor younger students, speak at assemblies, awards evenings, parents’ evenings and meet and greet any visitors to school.

Mr Webb, Assistant Principal at Pool Academy, interviewed all the applicants.

He said: “Head Boy and Head Girl are challenging roles which requires exceptional people to fulfil them.

“Both Sol and Amber fit this bill perfectly as both have represented the school on numerous occasions within sporting and student voice events.

“Throughout their time at Pool both students have undertaken student leadership roles and demonstrated impeccable behaviour, making them excellent role models for the younger students to aspire to. “

Amber is studying for her GCSEs and hopes to work with prefects to help students become more community minded.

 “I feel really proud to have been chosen as Head Girl,” she said. “I am looking forward to the responsibility of my role. I really didn’t think I was going to be chosen because all the other candidates were amazing.

“I am really proud to have been chosen and my parents are also really proud of me.”

Sol Wallace is also studying  for his GCSEs and has a keen interest in football and is the captain of the school football team. He also plays for Illogan.

He said: “I am glad I’ve been chosen as Head Boy and I am also a bit surprised as there were a lot of good candidates.

“I am very happy and I like the responsibility.

“In my role I plan to get the voices of everybody heard and want to learn about student perspective to help improve the school.

“I am excited for the future.”

Christiana Richardson