Senior Prefects 2020/21
“Always seek new challenges, make the most of your opportunities and enjoy this wonderful life.”
That’s the message from Joshua, the Head of School at Monmouth School for Boys.
Joshua, who is heavily involved in charity work and mentoring, is being supported this year by his Deputies, Edward and Josh.
“I want to encourage all the boys at Monmouth to seek new challenges, make the most of the opportunities available and always stay determined and true to themselves,” said Joshua, who is studying A levels in Chemistry, Computing and English Literature.
“And no matter what challenges the boys are presented with, I want them to always keep their dignity, humility, kindness and focus and, most of all, enjoy this wonderful life.”
Joshua, who lives near Abergavenny, enjoys taking photographs and would like to read Forensic Science or Cyber Security at university.
The 17-year-old is an ambassador for the heart charity, Welsh Hearts.
Last September, Joshua presented a new defibrillator to Monmouth School for Boys after organising a successful fund-raising day.
The Wear Red Day was inspired by Joshua and raised £1,000, mostly for the Welsh Hearts charity with a small donation to Velindre.
He now wants to introduce new projects, including a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) programme for all years at the school.
Joshua is also in the process of becoming a mentor for The Prince’s Trust after being encouraged by HRH Prince Charles.
“I am honoured to have taken up the position as Head of School and I will bring my life experiences, understanding, organisational ability, approachability, integrity and dedication,” he said.
“My time in school, when not studying is taken up with the many responsibilities and commitments in my role such as attending meetings, groups and organising Sixth Form matters.”
Joshua added: “Our school gives us such exceptional opportunities and encourages us to reach our potential within such a supportive and inspiring environment.
“I hope to use my intense life experiences, compassion, strength and determination, to encourage and support pupils, being approachable and open to their requests, ideas and any personal matters they may wish to talk to me about.”