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Dear Year 12s… – 10 September 2013

A frighteningly fast year on from my own Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening, I’ve sat two batches of exams, helped with the school’s 50th birthday celebrations, and been made Head Boy. And it’s in that role which I spoke tonight, to this year’s Year 12s and their parents.

Here’s a version of the speech I gave.

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To Lighten Your Mood – 28 April 2013

Every Sunday night, around this time, I quietly sit alone and reflect on the week that is ending. The conversations I’ve had, jokes I’ve been told, things I’ve read, videos I’ve seen, radio I’ve listened to. All that kind of thing.

PREPARATION TIME 50 YEARS: Sophie Hurst, Christopher Pearce (the school's youngest student), and Alexandria Piggott with the school's celebratory cake. (IMG_8673-edit_ARB)This week, for instance, I’m thinking of Syria: praying, in fact, both for the people whose plight is only now being realised, and for the world leaders who’ve got to sort out that desperately difficult and sorry situation.

Of my own personal highlights this week, I’m pleased to have been a part of my school’s fiftieth birthday celebrations on Tuesday, was delighted to manage more runs up Winter Hill than my classmates, and loved going up the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower at the Olympic Park today. (more…)

Being Made Head Boy – 28 March 2013

It is with great delight that I can now reveal that I’ve been made Furze Platt‘s Head Boy for the next twelve months.

This morning, during the end-of-term whole-school assembly, Headteacher Ms White welcomed me and Sarah Donlon (the new Head Girl) up to the front. There, under the watchful gaze of over a thousand pairs of eyes, we collected our badges. The outgoing incumbents, Max Fishwick and Lisa Hibbitt, were thanked for their work over the past year, as their duties now transfer to us two.

GOT THE BADGE TO PROVE IT: Me with my newly-presented Head Boy badge. (IMG_6973)

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