Head Boy - Aidan Banks
Hi, my name is Aidan and I am extremely proud to have been appointed as Head Boy for this school year at Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy. It is a great opportunity to be a representative of the school values held here and to show the leadership and responsibility within my role for the year; furthermore, through these difficult times I hope that we can bring all the students at Bishop Rawstorne together and make the most of this situation.
During my time at Bishop Rawstorne I have represented the school in a variety of different ways and this is due to the variety of options for clubs and extra-curricular activities our school offers. Last year, I mentored a Year 7 tutor group which involved me supporting younger students, doing fun, interactive quizzes and giving advice 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 a school football trip abroad, both of which were thoroughly enjoyable and supported my individual development away from school life, not to mention a great time on holiday with friends.
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, so if you’re ever in need of help or guidance you always have someone to turn to.
As mentioned, Bishop Rawstorne has lots of enrichment opportunities aside from just the sports teams and once we can get back to these activities you can look forward to: 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, and I would urge you to go along and try something out; there is a club for everyone.
During this tough time, the feeling that we are a family at Bishop Rawstorne remains as strong as ever and because of this I am 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.
Head Girl - Hattie Derbyshire
Hi, my name is Hattie Derbyshire 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. This year has not been the easiest for anyone but the staff and the community at Bishop Rawstorne have made these times as smooth as they possibly could for my classmates and I. With continuous support from teachers over lockdown and into the new school year it reminded me how great this school truly is at caring for each individual student and their future. Not only with school work and ensuring the outstanding level education is upheld during these uncertain times but also the priority of our health and mental wellbeing.
In a normal school year, there are opportunities to take part in a wide variety of clubs and activities. 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.
To conclude, I would like to say thank you for this opportunity and for all the support and kind wishes I have been given. This school has 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.