The School - in their own words
As we start this new academic year, we turn to our Head Girl and Boy to introduce themselves and the school to you, from their very own perspective. Appointed to represent the school and work with their peers and teachers, Lakisha and Mak embody the values and beliefs, and are certainly a credit to Woodbridge School as well as themselves. Their letters will give you an insight into what the School has to offer in their own words and what it means to them to be part of it.
I trust you enjoyed the much-deserved summer holiday and break, and are ready to start this new academic year! My name is Lakisha and I have the honour of being Head Girl here at Woodbridge School. I joined the school in Year 7 and am now excitedly but sadly facing my last year at the school.
My A-level subjects are English Literature, Business Studies and Drama, and outside of the classroom I find myself involved in Drama as it’s one of my favourite hobbies; I’m currently preparing for my Grade 8 LAMDA exam and am excited to audition for the Sixth Form Play and Whole School Musical. I am forever grateful for how encouraging, welcoming, and talented the Drama department is and know that once my final year is up, it will be one of the aspects I will miss the most.
Nonetheless, pinpointing my favourite part of being at Woodbridge School is a challenge, but I would have to say that the number and range of extracurricular options available is top of my list. When I joined, I found myself playing chess, participating in both hockey and netball, taking part in the school musical and performing in choir - having never done any of these things before. It simply goes to show that regardless of prior experience you really can do take part in all and any activities you choose.
As cliché as it may sound, something that has always been important to me is making a difference in any way I can, and I believe that starts with being a role model; that being one of many reasons I applied to become Head Girl. Whether it’s something as small as being a friendly and trustworthy face for other students or forming a society which champions equality, diversity, and inclusivity, making any kind of change is important to me, and something I’ve been able to achieve through my appointment.
I truly believe that after facing the beast that was, and still is, Covid, this academic year will be a brilliant one, and I am excited to watch normal school activities taking place again; elements of school which brought together will enable our community to resume.
Have a wonderful year!
I hope that you have had a great summer, and are ready for the new academic year! My name is Mak and I am lucky enough to have been appointed the exciting role of Head Boy. I joined Woodbridge in Year 5 in the Prep School, and haven’t looked back since.
At the moment I am studying Economics, Mathematics and Geography. I have also been able to pursue interests outside of the classroom such as rugby, playing for the first XV and coaching younger years. Alongside this I’ve been involved in data science, including two internships over the summer, one with an OW, the other with the Army section in the nationally recognised Combined Cadet Force. Woodbridge School has truly allowed me to find great balance between my studies and ambitions, and certainly shown me that I can continue to pursue both in my future.
My favourite part about being at Woodbridge is the sense of community, and how easy it is to communicate between students and staff respectively. Regardless of the situation, I have always been able to approach members of staff for advice - and not just for help with homework. This mutual respect encourages us to take responsibility for ourselves, which in turn encourages our development as an individual.
I applied to become Head Boy at Woodbridge because I believe that I can help to shape the school in line with the ever-changing world, and also because having a senior role in a school like ours is a huge honour, certainly something that I will always look back on in later life.
My goal over the next year is not only to help support the recovery of the school to where we were pre-Covid, but also to ensure that we are in an even better place for all students and members of the Woodbridge community.
Have a great year.