Head Boy - Harry Chadwick
Hi, my name is Harry and I am privileged to have been appointed as Head Boy for the forthcoming school year at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy. It is a great opportunity to show both leadership and responsibility within my role for the year; furthermore, it allows me to help make a positive impact upon the school.
During my time at Bishop Rawstorne I have represented the school in the football, handball and athletics teams. Last year I mentored a Year 7 tutor group which involved me supporting younger students, doing fun, interactive quizzes and giving support on how to manage homework and school life. Additionally, I have participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. I have also been lucky enough to attend two school football trips abroad, both of which were thoroughly enjoyable and supported my individual development away from school life.
Bishop Rawstorne has a fantastic set of teaching staff who are friendly, kind and approachable. They are extremely dedicated in wanting to help all students achieve their full potential. A great asset to the school is the pastoral support offered to students, which allows them to have full confidence in their abilities and helps pupils achieve their best throughout the school journey.
Bishop Rawstorne has lots of enrichment opportunities aside from just the sports teams, such as chess club, choir, band, STEM club and school productions. Every student is encouraged to participate as much as possible throughout their time at the school.
I am thoroughly looking forward to my year as Head Boy at Bishop Rawstorne and would like to thank my teachers and fellow students for all their support and best wishes.
Head Girl - Amelie Bartholomew
Hi, my name is Amelie and I am delighted to have been appointed Head Girl this year at Bishop Rawstorne. I feel honoured to have been given such an amazing opportunity. I am really excited about the future and our school has taught me that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it; you have to work hard but our school will be there to support you and help you to achieve your goals.
Looking back to when I started high school, I never could have dreamed I’d be the person I am today, having grown so much through all my experiences at Bishop Rawstorne. A huge part of this has been the countless opportunities the school has given me. There is so much you can get involved in outside of your main subjects and I would encourage everyone to
make the most of what’s on offer.
There are opportunities to take part in a wide variety of clubs and activities and to go on brilliant trips abroad. There are also options to hold more responsibility in school which I think is a real strength of our school and something which I personally have grown a lot through. There are homework clubs where older students volunteer to help the younger ones and you can also apply to become a mentor for younger students, join the student and eco council, and become a senior prefect in your final year. The application process to become a senior prefect was very thorough and included interviews which I think really helps to develop skills needed when you leave school and start to apply for jobs in later life.
Most importantly, the school feels like a family and has strong values. I am very fortunate to feel happy to come to school every day and to have spent the last four years in such a friendly, welcoming environment. I feel like the school cares about students individually and teachers always go the extra mile to support and encourage us. In addition, the teachers inspire me to work to the best of my ability and show me that if I have a willingness to succeed that they are always there to support that. There’s lots of teachers I’d feel happy to go and talk to if I ever had a problem. I also feel that the teachers go above and beyond, running after school clubs, providing any extra support we want outside of lessons, and also organising trips to benefit our learning and understanding.
To conclude, I would like to say thank you for this opportunity and for all the support and kind wishes I have been given. I am extremely excited and looking forward to what this year will bring. This school has given me so much, really helped me to develop as a person and I hope I can give something back this year, in return for all the support that my teachers and fellow students have given me throughout my time at Bishop Rawstorne. Thank you.