A pair of aspiring young leaders have been elected as the first head boy and girl of Place Farm Primary Academy by fellow pupils.
Lawrence Fitch was chosen as head boy and Aimee Booth his female counterpart after year sixes applied for the positions.
The entires were narrowed down to four by the assistant heads of school and following a presentation explaining why they should be selected for the post youngsters in years three to six cast their votes.
Both Lawrence and Aimee are now proud to be selected and are looking forward to representing their school.
“I’m proud to be the first head girl and will take care to be the best representative for the academy I can be,” said Ammie, who is looking forward to heading off to Castle Manor Academy next year.
“I’ve been really pleased to be involved with the partnership and take part in all the opportunities that allows.”
Lawrence added: “I have really enjoyed representing our academy before and I’m looking forward to this new challenge.
“I’m really pleased to be our first ever head boy.”
The role is one that will develop over the coming years and will start with the pupils becoming figureheads for many events at the school.
They have already been working with representatives from partner school Castle Manor to deliver a presentation to head teachers from across Suffolk and are looking forward to taking an active role in presenting upcoming Christmas performances.
Emma Soar, assistant head of school at Place Farm, has been working with pupils to prepare for the process.
“This is an exciting and new role for us and is a natural extension of our successful house system, which works across the partnership.
“Pupils feel proud to be part of our community and this is another way of recognising and encouraging that pride.”
Mrs Soar helped the pupils to prepare their presentations and will help to develop the role in the future.
“We hope to encourage our head boy and head girl to take a very active role in the life of our academy and will listen to their ideas and suggestions for future development,” she added.
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