Head Boy and Head Girl ready to pass the baton to new recruits

The current Head Boy and Head Girl at Pool Academy are passing on their baton to newly elected students after a year of service.

Sol Wallace and Amber Gibson have enjoyed their roles over the past year but now it is time to step down and concentrate on their exams.

The pair have spent the past 12 months leading the prefect team, running prefect meetings, representing the academy at public and community events, speaking at assemblies, awards evenings, parents’ evenings and meeting and greeting visitors to academy.

Amber, who is taking her GCSEs, also spent her time raising awareness around local homelessness issues and trying to fundraise to help those less fortunate than herself.

Sol Wallace, also taking his GCSEs, has a keen interest in football and is captain of the academy football team.

Speaking about his duties as Head Boy he said: “I liked speaking in front of people as it helped me grow in confidence and I saw people listening and taking things away from it.

“Amber and I also helped with the bullying charter. We talked to the year groups in their tutor times. That went really well and made a difference as they got to choose their own rules.

“It was a privilege to be a role model to the other students.

“My advice to the next Head Boy is to try and enjoy the role as much as you can.”

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “I am grateful to the work Sol and Amber have done over the last 12 months. It is wonderful to have students working as representatives for the academy and the students.

“Thank you and well done.”