South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

Chetwynde student heads appointed

A team of newly appointed student heads have spoken of their joy at the chance to give back to their school.

Nathan Lee Cheong and Gretta Morton are Head Boy and Head Girl while Bobby Jardine and Maya Crellin take on roles as deputies at Chetwynde School.

The teenagers were appointed by the teachers at the school on Rating Lane to carry out leadership roles including assemblies, as role models for the younger year groups and to support the upcoming open evening.

Gretta, who joined in Year 7 from St Columba’s Primary, said being appointed Head Girl fulfilled one of her ambitions.

“I’ve aspired to this since Year 7 but didn’t think I’d get it so I’m really pleased. My confidence has really grown since I joined and the school has helped me to build that and now I can use it in my role as head girl.”

Nathan who started at the school, now part of South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust, in kindergarten said he was delighted to be appointed.

“I have grown up here and I’m really happy to be able to give something back,” he said.

Gretta has her sights on a degree apprenticeship at BAE Systems after enjoying work experience there in Year 10 while Nathan is considering a career in medicine after studying A Levels at Barrow Sixth Form.

Bobby, who hopes to go to university to study a degree in journalism after sixth form, said he was proud of his achievement.

“It feels good that the teachers have put their trust in me and it will be a rewarding role. I have enjoyed how this school has encouraged us to try new things such as performing arts and sports alongside academic subjects and for a small school there are lots of clubs to join.”

Maya, who plans to go to college and is working towards a career in the performing arts sector, said she was really happy to appointed.

“I’m pleased to be giving something back to the school. I was deputy head in primary so it’s good to have the chance to step into the role again.”

Headteacher Steve Jefferson said: “Students such as Nathan and Maya started in early years and progressed right through to GCSE so they know the school inside out. Others, such as Gretta and Bobby, join us from primary and quickly adjust as we such have a supportive family-feel.

“There was overwhelming support for each member of the new student team, they have really shone in their time here and showcase our values of respect, responsibility and resilience in their every day school lives. They will be great role models for the younger pupils and we wish them well in their duties and studies this year.”

Chetwynde is holding an Open Evening for all year groups on Thursday 5th October from 5pm to 7pm. For more information visit the school website.


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
c/o Chetwynde School Croslands
Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA13 0NY

Tel: 01229 824 210

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South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust