Praise for outgoing student leaders

RIPON Grammar School's outgoing student leaders have been praised as an amazing team of innovators and role models.

Headmaster Jonathan Webb congratulated head girl Eva Joussemet and head boy Edward Murray, along with their 13 outstanding deputies, for helping give everyone in school a voice and taking the school forward in a range of initiatives.

Deputies Eunice Adeyemi and Lucas Wilkinson took the positions of head of girls' and boys' boarding.

Florence Maylor, Felix Denby, Olivia Richardson and Maddie Lissenburg helped bring students together across the year groups within the House structure, while helping build on each House's identity.

Sophie Bowe supported new students, Millie Dean took responsibility for welfare, Sam Lewis helped publicise student achievements and William Jarvis helped widen the school's role in the community.

Samarth Dasarathi focussed on enrichment while Evie Harry addressed issues surrounding the environment and Himansa Silva took on the role of equalities officer.

Among other things, the team mobilised the whole school with their fundraising drive for Martin House children's hospice during Charity Week, raising an impressive £10,204 to help babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Mr Webb presented the students with RGS umbrellas: "With the honour of the position of school officer comes great responsibility: to uphold the values of the school, to direct and support the prefect team and to represent the views of the student body.

"It's been wonderful to see them grow into their roles, with all of them playing a significant part in the life of the school. They have a fantastic future ahead of them."