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Saying Goodbye to the Head Girl Team for 2015-16

A new Lead Student Team was selected last week and the following speeches were delivered during assemblies.

On behalf of the Head Girl team we’d just like to say a few words:

Over the course of the year we’ve had a lot of fun, a  lot of running around, and some very very late nights, but we wouldn’t have changed it for the world. We never imagined at the beginning of year twelve how close we would have all become, and how many new friendships we would have formed.

Of course, we couldn’t have done this without our Ridhi!  Ridhi has put in an unthinkable amount of work to make sure every event runs as smoothly as possible whilst constantly having the school’s best interests at heart.

With her unfaltering smile and cheery notices, Ridhi brightens our day and never fails to look on the bright side, making the school a warmer friendlier place to be. Ridhi has inspired us to become better people with her caring and diplomatic attitude to everyday life and I think you’ll all agree has been one of the best role models for the school that we have ever seen. She’s whipped us into shape, made sure we’ve been full of pizza before on open evening, and made us feel not only part of an inseparable team, but has emphasised our worth as individuals.

Above all, during our journey together as a team, she’s become our best friend.  Thank you Ridhi!

Last Speech from the Head Girl 2015-16

When I first became Head Girl, I felt so privileged and now after having represented SHSG at various events, helping out during the evenings and getting involved with the school, it has really been an honour and one that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. From Charity Week - the five of us dressed up as the Spice Girls to the School Birthday and panto, which was so much fun and something our year really came together for. I also remember some other really amazing things - Prize Giving, helping some of the Year 10s choose their options last year, the PE department’s Awards Evening, concerts, calming down frantic girls about to have their injections, Hairspray, Jack Petchey, the interesting 11+ exam. Doing all these things, has really made me grow as a person and value everything so much more. My confidence has increased and the role has improved so many of my skills - time management, organisation and something I’ve really learnt, and I’ll admit, it took me a while, is that you can’t please everyone.

But I would never have had this opportunity without the help of everyone here. You are all capable of achieving great things if you put your mind to it. We’re so lucky to be in this school and with the right attitude and hard work, you really can do anything you want. Be positive and smile. Trust me, you’ll feel so much better. I do want to mention my year group - they have been the best people ever and the 48 prefects who have helped with everything this year have been amazing. Also thank you to the staff. It’s been encouraging when I know you are there to support me and truly want to know how I’m getting on. I’d also like to say a thank you to all the senior staff because you’ve really helped me to make sure everything is running smoothly and to Mr Boney, Ms Butt and Miss Riebold especially, because sometimes I’ll just knock on their door in a bit of worry about something and they’re always ready to help me find a solution and get me to calm down a little bit. And of course, Ms Brierley, who gave me this opportunity one year ago and I’m so grateful for this. But the people who have been with me this whole time, constantly backing me with everything I do, Will, Jess, Becky and Lily, thank you so so much. You are all always there ready to help with whatever I need, organising prefects, making the effort to come to every single event even if you’re not really needed and just generally being the loveliest, funniest people ever. A year ago, we didn’t really know each other, but it’s amazing how close we’ve all grown over the past year and how you four have become some of my closest friends Remember, the end of one chapter is just the beginning of another!

Ridhi