The Year 12 and 13 students put in formal applications to be a part of the Student Guild and represent the views of other students about key issues that affect them, aiming to help ensure a better life and facilities for future students.
The forward-thinking students are covering roles in areas including finance, curriculum, welfare, event coordination, enrichment and marketing. Commenting on the quality of the Student Guild members, Julie Baker, Post 16 Manager, said: “We encourage them to be present at two events a year so they can give something back to lower school. Many of the people who attended our Open Evening thought our Student Guild members were Teach First teachers because they behaved so professionally. The role will certainly help them to stand out from the crowd with UCAS and future employers.”
Student guild President: Hannah Carter and Vice-President: Jasmine Bent
Student Guild President Hannah Carter Commented:
My name is Hannah Carter, and I am a Year 13 student at Grace Academy Sixth Form who is in the process of applying to the University of Oxford. I joined the Guild as I am interested in our students welfare and in evolving our students socially and professionally, and to also make our sixth form a fully inclusive, comfortable environment. We’re currently in the process of planning our Christmas dinner for the local community and disco events for young people to raise money for our charity, Alzheimer’s Soceity.
Student Guild Vice-President Jasmine Bent commented:
“My name is Jasmine Bent and I am a Year 12 student at Grace Academy Solihull. I have been at Grace Academy for 5 years and decided I would like to remain here for my Sixth Form experience. My main reasons for joining the student guild was to be the voice of all the post 16 students to ensure I continue improving our post 16 for current and future students. We have already arranged a number of charity events for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society Please click icon below for further details.”