New Senior Prefects aim to be role models

Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Adam, Charlie and Jack.

The newly-appointed head boy, who hopes to study Medicine at Oxford, wants to inspire his peers at Monmouth School for Boys.

Charlie, the new Head of School, is hoping to pass on his love of music, particularly the bassoon, piano and, guitar.

The 17-year-old, who joined Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools at Monmouth School Boys’ Prep (formerly The Grange), is looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends.

“I am looking forward to getting to know more people and using my opportunities and responsibilities to improve aspects of school life,” said Charlie, who achieved 10 A*s, a 9 and an A at GCSE and is studying Biology, Chemistry and French at A level. “My main responsibility is leading the Senior Prefect team of 12 boys.

“Every member oversees an aspect of the day-to-day running of the school, such as school tours or day-house supervision.

“I look after a team at the weekly chapel services and, on top of this, I also have events which often include public speaking, as well as organising each assembly.”

Charlie would like to follow in the footsteps of his father, a surgeon, who is a fifth generation medic in the family.

“I would like to study Medicine at university,” said Charlie.

“Ideally, I would like to apply to Oxford, however, I will be taking a gap year and I will see what grades I achieve next summer and apply then.”

Jack and Adam, both 17, will support Charlie in the roles of Deputy Head Boys.

Jack, who joined Monmouth in Year 7, is studying Maths, Further Maths, History and Latin at A level and hopes to go to Oxford to read History.

A talented sportsman, Jack was a cox for Great Britain in the summer.

He helped Great Britain’s rowers to two runners-up spots at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, the European Junior Rowing Championship, in Cork.

“I am a cox at Monmouth School for Boys’ rowing club and I am training six times a week,” said Jack, who achieved 11 A*s and a 9 at GCSE.

“My biggest achievement so far was coxing for Great Britain in the summer.”

His responsibilities include liaising with all the Year groups in the school, presenting speeches, as well as helping to lead the Senior Prefect team.

“I am looking forward to being an ambassador for the school and when I reach university I would like to pursue my sporting ambitions,” he said.

Adam, who gained 9 A*s and a 9 at GCSE, is taking French, Spanish and History at A level and hopes to study Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at Cambridge.

The sporty pupil, who plays football and rugby, represented the school last term in the UK final of the Young Enterprise competition.

Adam’s brother, Dan, was a Deputy Head Boy in 2016-17.

“I am looking forward to networking with the boys and passing on the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools’ message as well as having the opportunity to take on a role of responsibility and leadership,” said Adam, a keen guitarist in a band.

“As Deputy Head Boy, I have to participate in weekly assemblies, give speeches, help out at open mornings and other school events, including the Carol Service and Speech Day. I also chair the Joint Schools’ Council.”

Adam, who joined Monmouth in Year 9 from St John’s on-the-Hill, added: “I am not sure what career I would like to follow yet.

“However, I hope to succeed at university, spend a year in France and Spain as part of my degree, and continue playing sport.”