New Student Senior Team Outlines Priorities
09 Sep 2020
Ashby School's senior team for 2020/21 have taken up their roles.
Head Girl Isabelle Wharrad, Head Boy Harrison Kemp, Deputy Head Girl Imogen Hipwell and Deputy Head Boy George Jackson will work together over the coming year to represent students and build on the success of previous senior teams to enhance the student experience.
All four hope to highlight the issues surrounding mental health, particularly relating to young people, and continue the school's commitment to recycling.
They are the first team to take up their roles in the new dedicated Sixth Form campus, based on Leicester Road.
Head boy Harrison, who studies geography, chemistry and business, said: "No other senior team has had this opportunity or this responsibility to help students make the most of the new campus and its facilities. The Sixth Form campus is for everyone so we want to bring people together and make them feel comfortable here, especially during these strange times. We are all in this together."
Izzy, who is studying psychology, biology and chemistry and hopes to read biomedical sciences at university, outlined the team's commitment to supporting students' mental health.
She said: "People need a lot of support after everything they have been through this year. We want to help everyone get through their A levels this year and be more open about mental health."
Izzy is a dancer in her spare time and takes part in regional competitions.
Deputy head girl Imogen, who plans to study nursing after A levels in psychology, biology and chemistry, said: "We want to help people who are struggling and to get a conversation going around mental health to make it less of a stigma."
Keen sky diver Imogen used her lockdown to work towards her grade 8 clarinet exam.
Like Imogen, deputy head boy and trumpet player George is a member of the school orchestra. He also plays hockey for Belper and was a key member of the school's winning Year 11 hockey team in 2018.
George, who studies English language, product design and art, said: "One of the biggest challenges will be to unite the whole school when we are all in our year group 'bubbles' but we want to try to make this school year a positve experience for everyone."