School elects executive council

Sherburn High Student Executive Council pupils Dominique Obertelli, Tamaryn Smith, Holly Mitchell, Lauren Buckley, Lucy Haskell, Aaron Peacock with headteacher Maria Williams. (S)
Sherburn High Student Executive Council pupils Dominique Obertelli, Tamaryn Smith, Holly Mitchell, Lauren Buckley, Lucy Haskell, Aaron Peacock with headteacher Maria Williams. (S)

Sherburn High School recently held its annual vote to elect the prestigious Student Executive Council.

Following a week of election hustings, with students canvassing for votes in assemblies, the polls opened at 9am and all staff and students made their final decision.

Students discussed democracy and voting as part of their learning about life in modern day Britain.

Candidates faced an anxious weekend as the votes were counted ready to be announced in assembly and tutorial last Monday.

The successful students will now work with the school leadership team and governors to ensure that the pupil voice continues to contribute to the success of Sherburn High School.

Headteacher Maria Williams, commented: “It’s fantastic to have something like this for students and it creates a real buzz around the school, particularly with the recent Scottish referendum which we have been learning about in forms.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for every student and it’s great that we have candidates across all year groups; some of whom only started here four weeks ago!

“The Student Executive Council is an important part of our school and we take on board the ideas and views they present so this is a great way to let our students know that their ideas really do matter.

“Well done to all who were prepared to put themselves forward; they are a credit to our school.”

Sherburn High Student Executive Council pupils Dominique Obertelli, Tamaryn Smith, Holly Mitchell, Lauren Buckley, Lucy Haskell, Aaron Peacock are pictured with headteacher Maria Williams. (S)

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