Head Boy – Abdulla
I went to Daisyfield Primary School
Witton was portrayed as a really good school. Its Ofsted reports were excellent; the teachers who spoke at our school were pleasant and welcoming. The general atmosphere portrayed on Open Evenings was really warm and encouraging. I felt as though the school would help ease me into Year 7 and later on, ease me into going to college.
I wanted to become a prefect because I felt as though I could be a good face to the Year 7s and the younger years. I also wanted to help ensure that the school’s premises were a safe environment by doing duties and preventing congestion. I wanted to be that friendly Year 11 who helped the Year 7s when they needed it as it’s a big jump from Year 6 to 7.
I enjoy being a prefect because it allows me to connect with the younger years and helps to create bonds which will help them throughout their school career here at Witton. I also like being recognised as a role model because it encourages better behaviour and in turn helps keep the school a safe and enjoyable environment.
When I’m older I want to become a pharmaceutical researcher. Witton has given me many opportunities to experience how it may feel in a laboratory in higher education because the well-organised science lessons provide an insight on how it may work. We have also been to colleges to experience the lessons and how the college works; this has helped create an understanding with students to steer their decision to where they may desire to study after Witton. Our school also has a Careers Adviser who you can go to with any questions about life after high school. This helps prepare us for interviews, applying for colleges and helping us decide where we may want to go.
Head Girl – Mubasshira
I attended St Silas Primary School
I chose Witton because it was a school which was in close proximity to me. It also had many values which I stood by and appreciated. I also felt that it would be a safe environment for me which would allow me and my personality to grow and flourish. Furthermore, I had received stellar reviews from students who had previously attended/ were attending Witton Park Academy.
I wanted to be a prefect/head girl as I saw it as an excellent opportunity to contribute back to our school and our community. I felt this immensely due to the fact that the school has welcomed me and allowed my character to grow so I felt that I should give back even if it is just becoming a prefect and giving a helping hand around school. It will not only help me in future but will also allow me to help and meet people I wouldn’t have been able to in usual circumstances. Taking on this position meant that I was capable of being a role model to younger students and allowed me to represent the school. I wish to see the school thrive and felt that this would be the best way to doing so.
The main reason why I enjoy being at school are the values which the school constantly promotes such as diversity; this makes students feel very welcomed and accepted. It also creates a sense of community within the school and allows us to understand one another. We also promote things such as anti-bullying and tackle things related to this very effectively making the environment within the school feel much safer and more secure. The school has also genuinely helped in growing my confidence which was at a bare minimum level when I joined and now I am confident not only in my abilities but in myself too. It has allowed my personality to grow and flourish leaving me comfortable in my own skin and has allowed me to make many friends that may last a lifetime.
I aspire to either go into Medicine or Politics in future. These are very competitive fields which can sometimes feel very daunting; however, I feel that school has prepared me for these prospects successfully. They do this via many events including bringing possible colleges and other further education establishments into school to chat with us along with allowing us to visit prospective establishments in order to help us with the decisions making it seem less daunting. We also have a careers adviser within school which we are able to book appointments with; this allows us to get a clearer understanding of the possible fields we can go into and provides us with information to allow us to make an informed decision.