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Our Head Girl

Our Head Girl for 2022/2023 is Tia J. Tia joined the School in Year 7. Tia will be working with the wider Prefect Team throughout the year to raise money for charity and achieve their goals. 

Tia tells us a little more about herself and the Prefect Team's plans below: 

What are your plans for the future? 

At Leicester High, I am currently studying Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths as A-levels, as well as Spanish as an AS.

I’ve always been passionate about mathematics in particular, which is why I have decided to study it further at university. As part of my degree at university, I would love to be able to spend a year studying abroad in Spain, learning more about the language and culture.

What makes LHS Sixth Form so special?

In the Sixth Form, the tutor groups consist of both Year 12 and Year 13 students. This was something I had doubts about before moving into the Sixth Form, and I am glad I was wrong. The two year groups instantly become connected with each other, confidently asking each other for help when they need it and just becoming close friends in general. The shared Common Room allows the different year groups to get to know each other at lunch, as they spend most of their day in separate lessons, as well as providing a quiet and studious environment during free periods.  

I used to find studying in my form room difficult but the silent study areas in Sixth Form have benefited my studies massively by removing any possible distractions. 

The transition from Year 11 to Year 12 involves the class sizes noticeably decreasing. This gives Sixth Formers the ability to work more closely with their classmates, allowing them to work on problems together they each found difficult. Not only this, it also allows the students to develop a more confident relationship with their teachers. I certainly am now able to speak to my teachers whenever I hit a bump in the road without the fear of seeming incapable. 

I am extremely grateful to the Sixth Form for providing us with endless support on our applications for university in our weekly enrichment sessions, in addition to frequent inspirational career talks, allowing us to ask key questions about their future career paths and choices.

What advice would you give to a new girl joining the School?

The most useful piece of advice I could give is not to be afraid to talk to your new classmates; get to know the other girls and ask for help if it’s needed. All the girls at Leicester High are so kind and talkative that they will, without a doubt, come up to you on your first day and, within your first week, I guarantee you would’ve already made friends for life. The environment in the classrooms, and the School as a whole, is so comforting that you feel a sense of relief, knowing that you could talk to anybody without feeling out of place.

When I first joined, I was unsure of who to talk to and what clubs to join, or if should join any at all, as I wasn’t sure where I fitted in. I strongly advise any new girls to take part in extracurricular activities from the wide range of opportunities available for all interests, from sports clubs to public speaking and our annual school play. It will allow you to connect more closely with girls who you may not have classes with and will, even if you don’t immediately notice it, increase your levels of confidence. Entering competitions is also something I was afraid to do at first due to the fear of not winning purely because I hadn’t been here for as long as some other girls, which is certainly not the case. If you excel at a specific activity, whether it’s a sport or an academic subject, I say don’t be afraid to put yourself forward as the success you receive at the end is undoubtedly worth it. 

Throughout the past six years, I have made so many happy memories at LHS which will last me a lifetime. From small things, like taking part in extracurricular activities, to spending days on end having fun with my friends on residential trips, I can honestly say that my time here has been filled with exciting and joyful moments and I hope that, in the next year, there will be many more to come.

Tia J, head girl

What have been your happiest moments at Leicester High so far?

Throughout the past six years, I have made so many happy memories at LHS which will last me a lifetime. From small things, like taking part in extracurricular activities, to spending days on end having fun with my friends on residential trips, I can honestly say that my time here has been filled with exciting and joyful moments and I hope that, in the next year, there will be many more to come.

End of year trips are something I’ve always looked forward to, being able to spend the last day of school celebrating our successes with friends in the form of candy floss and rollercoasters is definitely the highlight of my year. The endless amount of fun we have, especially the karaoke on the bus there and back, is something I’ll never forget.

The whole school sleepover was an extremely memorable event for me. As it was close to when I first joined, it gave me the chance to get to know the other girls, in other years as well, and allowed me to create new friendships, making that the moment which made me realise that I was welcomed here at LHS. 

Events such as the house music competition, charity day, sports day etc. allow the whole school to come and spend the day together, creating a joyous and exhilarating atmosphere. It’s always so enjoyable to watch the different houses take part in countless competitive activities, working hard as a team to win, but then coming together to celebrate each others’ successes, almost like having a second family.  

Opening my GCSE results, together with my friends and family, will always be a special moment for me because it allowed me to see the success that all the hard work and effort I put into my studies, as well as the support I received from my teachers, contributed towards.

What are your priorities as Head Girl and the Prefect Team?

The last two years have been slower paced than usual with many girls having missed out on important opportunities, such as completing their DofE, going on educational school trips and most importantly, missing out on their GCSE and A-Level exams. This year’s Prefect Team aims to make up for the last two years by establishing a wide variety of activities and fundraisers for the girls to look forward to.

Continuing to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all the girls here is one of our main priorities. The prefects and I want to not only be an inspiration to the younger years but want to ensure they feel that, even with the smallest problems, they can come to us for help. Or if not us, they can certainly open up to each other without judgement.

Organising the annual charity ball and events such as charity day also fall into our responsibility, and we intend to perform these tasks to the best of our ability, raising enough money for our charities as well as making sure that every student feels they had an equal role in the preparation.

 

 

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