New head boy and girl pledge to help staff keep pupils safe

Neyah Laroiya and Campbell Pick with Springwood High School executive head Andy Johnson Picture: Sp

Neyah Laroiya and Campbell Pick with Springwood High School executive head Andy Johnson Picture: Springwood High School - Credit: Archant

The new head boy and girl of a Norfolk high school are pledging to help staff keep pupils safe from coronavirus.

Campbell Pick and Neyah Laroiya have been selected by staff for the top posts at Springwood High School in King’s Lynn for the upcoming year.

“We’ve already been in meetings with senior staff, about what we can do to have more Covid-related regulations in the school,” said Campbell. “It’s an odd situation, but they want to hear our point of view on what we think is going well, and what can be improved.”

Neyah added: “We’re providing a student perspective for teachers on what they’re doing.

“Our Covid rules are under review, so we’re having input as we represent the student body. We’re trying to help the teachers, as well as the students.”

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Campbell and Neyah are heavily involved in extra-curricular activities at the school.

“I’m passionate about the environment, so I’ve set up an environmental group to encourage people in what they can do to help, I’m in the rugby team and choir and I play in the concert band as well,” said Campbell.

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“I’ve been in several school sports teams, and I was a Maths mentor for younger students for the last two years,” added Neyah.

Campbell said the school was doing the best job it could in a situation that no-one has experienced before.

“These are strange times to be taking over as head boy in a situation that no-one could have seen coming,” he said. “I think the school has done a really good job – teachers adapted very quickly and have stayed engaged, helping us as much as they can.”

Campbell and Neyah’s deputies are Joseph Pink, Craig Ward, Jack Foreman, Jack Harvey, Alex Bryan, Max Fysh, Anoushka Chandrasekar, Katy Leet, Gabriella Eggleton, Karishhma Sritantha, Isabel King, Alisha Burr, Merissa Lawrence, Fatima Massawi, Claudia Draper, Willow Turner and Alisha Bedeser.

Springwood’s former Head Girl Sammy Leet said the responsibility of being head girl, and being involved in school events was character-forming and built confidence.

Ex Head Boy Will Coase said Springwood staff had played a vital role in helping him achieve a place at the internationally-renowned Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts studying an undergraduate course in songwriting and performance.

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