Four sixth form students have been named to lead fellow pupils at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) during the next academic year, with two from the Wetherby area stepping into the roles of head girls.
The lower sixth quartet of Frances Pye, Libby Munro, Abhijeet Oswal and Matthew Vautrey were appointed through a demanding selection process. After securing nomination, they had to produce a manifesto and win the votes of staff and fellow sixth form students, before a final interview with members of the senior management team.
Libby, from Scarcroft, has been at the school since nursery and hopes to study economics at university. She has immersed herself fully in school life, as a keen musician, hockey player, participant in the Duke of Edinburgh award (DofE) and the Leeds Enterprise Advisory Programme (LEAP).
Libby already supports the younger pupils by volunteering in GSAL Junior School’s After School Club, and said: “I’m looking forward to taking up the role, which I see as an opportunity to represent the school to the outside world and act as a role model for the younger year groups.”
Frances, from Whixley, is another accomplished musician who embraces the opportunities school offers, such as DofE and LEAP. Studying for AS-levels in maths, biology, chemistry and music she hopes to read medicine or science at university. She said: “School’s given me a lot and made me the person I am, and I want to give something back. My aim is to create more interactivity between the years and to be approachable for younger pupils.”
The team will be taking on their new roles later this term after their AS-level examinations. Their responsibilities include representing the school on formal occasions, liaising on behalf of fellow students with senior staff, building links between Senior School and younger age groups and coordinating student volunteers for open days and tours.
Pictured: GSAL head boys and girls, from left, Matthew Vautrey, Frances Pye, Libby Munro, Abhijeet Oswal.