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Oliver

Deputy Head Boy

I have been at LGS since Year 7, so LGS has been an important part of my life for a very long time. They have provided me with many opportunities which has helped me become a strong, confident and independent character. I am the deputy head boy this year and I am in charge of the pastoral side of school life.

Being deputy head boy this year has presented lots of challenges but also loads of opportunities that I have taken in my stride. I am part of the student council (made up of two boys from each year group) and we have made some positive changes to the school. For example, we have added some dishes to the school menu and we got each year group their own football to play with at lunch times and at break. This has given me an insight into teamwork, and has taught me about how to make the right decisions when you are held accountable by many people. As I am the pastoral deputy, I have been involved in the pastoral community. We have supported various causes such as Movember to raise awareness about men's physical and mental health as well as trying to improve the wellbeing of everyone in the school.



As mentioned above, I do public speaking. As deputy head boy I have given two assemblies to he entire school. This was a daunting task but speaking to so many people was such an important experience as it has given me a lot more confidence in my speaking and presentation skills. I have also organised a senior prefects evening for all of the Loughborough Schools foundation senior prefects which taught me a lot about organising events and delegating tasks to people.

I am a good motivator and man manager, which is a vital skill that I learnt whilst volunteering at primary schools such as Fairfield and Holywell. I also feel that volunteering has given me an affinity with the younger years, and I have developed excellent communication skills with a broad range of age groups. I am interested in all parts of school life, whether they be academic, sporting, social or co curricular. I was part of the Grammar School Cross Country Relay Team that won the national title in 2017 (at the King Henry's relays in Coventry). I am currently working towards my DofE Gold Award. Last Easter I travelled to America on the USA Politics Tour, which was one of the best weeks of my life. I have achieved a grade 5 at piano, and was awarded a distinction in my LAMDA grade 7 public speaking examination. I am now working towards my grade 8 award. I could not have achieved any of this stuff without all the help I received from LGS.



As for my personal interests, I am mad about sport. I do a lot of running. I have achieved highly on an individual basis, having come 10th in the English Schools 1500m Championships last summer. I also won a bronze medal in the national 1500m in 2015. I have to thank the school for initially getting me into running.