Our new junior school house captains have just been appointed for the spring term – and they’ve been chatting to us about what their new roles will involve.
Every pupil at Stockport Grammar is assigned to either Arden, Nicholson, Warren or Vernon house, and our new captains will be responsible for representing their house and working with teachers and their fellow pupils to organise events.
A week of charity fundraising, the house quiz grand final and lots of sporting competitions are among the activities they’ll play a big part in during the spring. They’ll also carry out some day-to-day duties and will link up with the house captains in the senior school to arrange an assembly.
“A real honour”
Minnie Hall is really looking forward to getting stuck into the role:
I’m really excited about getting involved in things I’ve never done before, like the house assemblies and the charity events. It’s going to be fun to try something different!
Harry Flaherty is proud of being picked too:
It feels like a real honour to have been made a house captain! I’m looking forward to being involved in organising the charity events too – I’ll be proud to be doing something that helps others.
“It’s made me more confident”
Mia Hutchinson was a Vernon house captain last term and explained how it helped her confidence:
We did a house assembly about the Christmas truce which involved speaking in front of a hall full of senior school pupils. I was really nervous as it was something I’d never done before, but it’s made me more confident and has helped me get a part in the next school play!
Junior school head of house Mr Malcolm Johnson added:
It’s a big responsibility for them, but they’ve all been picked because we think that they’ve got the leadership skills required. We’ve got a busy term full of house activities so they’ll be doing plenty of organising, but it should be lots of fun!