New Head Pupil and Deputy Head Pupil announced

Many congratulations to Lucas and William who have been appointed Head Pupil and Deputy Head Pupil, respectively.

Lucas wrote:

"After starting back at school during this lockdown it was amazing to get back to studying and being taught by my teachers, then to receive the amazing news that I was appointed Head boy, I was so delighted and grateful. I started at Bishop Challoner in 2005 and to receive this role in my final year really means a lot to me, especially as my sister was Head Girl at Bishop Challoner. Currently I am studying A-Level Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology, which are subjects that I excel in and that I am passionate about. My aim for the end of the year is to achieve the best possible grades and obtain a spot at a London University focusing on a degree in Economics. When we come back in September I hope to get off the ground running, hoping to focus on building relationships with both pupils and staff old and new, along with helping with after school clubs and numerous events throughout the year. My philosophy for the year as Head Boy is that ‘the most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do’"

William wrote:

"I am proud and honoured to be offered the position of Deputy Head Pupil, however I am mindful that no matter the role or position, all the students within the Sixth Form and beyond have an equal role to play in improving the school environment due to the unique and special qualities that we all possess as part of the Challoner family.

For me, being appointed Deputy Head Pupil is not about it being a line on your UCAS form or CV, but it is about having the passion and want to contribute to the already excellent reputation of the school. On my video I made the suggestion that university advice is given to students so that they can set personal targets and strive to achieve their goals. I am pleased to hear that the school is considering my suggestion.

Currently I am studying Maths, Geography, and History with the ambition to study History and Politics; I have embarked on an Extra Project Qualification about Politics to help me achieve this aim. A number of teachers are supporting me with my application which I am extremely grateful for. For the past 7 years, I have been an ambassador for the charity Prostate Cancer UK and I believe that the skills such as public speaking, various media work (radio, TV, newspapers), and working with people I know and don’t, will help me not only with the course I am applying to but will also enable me to use these skills within my new role as Deputy Head Pupil.

I am eager to work with Mrs Anderson and senior staff within the community to move the school forward especially as this is my opportunity to give back to the school which has done so much for me."