Student election at Harrogate school

The new Rossett School student leadership team. Clockwise from back left: deputy head boy Jack Smith, head boy Ryan Higlett, deputy head girl Samantha Lindsay and head girl Ellen Dunn. (S)

The new Rossett School student leadership team. Clockwise from back left: deputy head boy Jack Smith, head boy Ryan Higlett, deputy head girl Samantha Lindsay and head girl Ellen Dunn. (S)

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Students at Rossett School have taken to the voting booth to choose their new head boy, head girl, and deputies.

Candidates campaigned for their fellow students’ votes, and after the count Ellen Dunn and Ryan Higlett were elected as head girl and boy, with Samantha Lindsay and Jack Smith as their deputies.

Headteacher Helen Woodcock said: “Although most of our students are still too young to vote in the General Election, it is important that they understand the process and the importance of exercising their right to vote.

“I’m very pleased for the winning candidates and I am sure these four students will be outstanding representatives of the school next year.

“They offer us a good mix of backgrounds, talents and interests, which will ensure they can reflect the wider school community.

“I would also like to thank our outgoing head girl and boy and their deputies – Dani Nassiri, James Robertson-Major, Chloe Garner and Josh Day. They have set a very high standard for the new team.”

Head girl Ellen, 17, is studying maths, physics, chemistry, and biology, and intends to read science at university.

She said: “I was eager to run for head girl knowing this role could help make positive changes to a school that has done so much for me.”

Head boy Ryan, 16, has his sights set on a degree in medicine, and is studying maths, chemistry, biology and PE.

He said: “I’m really glad I was elected as head boy, as I am very keen to give something back to the school I’ve gained so much from.”