Following a rigorous application process, eight new Senior Prefects have been appointed for the 2020/2021 academic year.

An important part of school life here at QEGS, the applicants had to write a letter explaining why they would like to apply for a Senior Prefect role, then have interviews with Mr Hindle, Head of Sixth Form, Mr Vyse, Deputy Head (Attendance and Behaviour) and the Head, Mrs Gammon. The selected Senior Prefects are:

  • Head Boy – Zakariya Bux
  • Head Girl – Lea Robinson
  • Deputy Head Boy: Joe Sleigh
  • Deputy Head Girl: Julie Mathew
  • Senior Pastoral Leaders: Raiyan Hussain, Harvey Chadderton, Eddison Emam and Samirah Ahmed

Each of the selected Year 13 students have a project to work on during the year; Zak and Lea will work on anti-bullying, Joe and Julie will work on charities, Raiyan and Samirah will complete work on peer support in academic studies and Harvey and Eddison will complete projects on peer support on mental health.

Mrs Gammon made the final decision at the start of term following an impressive number of applications from Year 13 students. She explained: “Every year we have a number of students who enter their final year of A level study wishing to add to their experience here and apply for Senior Prefect roles. I was extremely impressed with the standard of this year’s applications and it was a difficult task to select our final eight successful applicants.”

“I have every faith that these students will set a fantastic example to pupils and students across our school and despite the challenges that lay ahead of us in the school year, I know they will make a difference to the school community with their selected projects.”

From all the staff at QEGS Blackburn, congratulations to Zak, Lea, Joe, Julie, Raiyan, Harvey, Eddison and Samirah.