1. What does your role entail?
As Stuart House Captain, my role is to engage Pauleans in house activities and enrich pupils experiences within the house system. Also, my main objective is to increase house spirit throughout school life.
2. What was the most stressful part of the Prefect application process and why?
The most stressful part of the Prefect application for me personally was the interview as it was a challenge to prepare for and also due to the fact that I had only done very few interviews previously.
3. What is the most common misconception people have about the prefects?
The most common misconception people have about the prefects are that to become a prefect you must have perfect grades and academic performance when actually, although this counts, school engagement and participation is what is most taken into consideration.
Why did you want to be a prefect?
I wanted to become a prefect for several reasons: I wanted to make a change in school and also I wanted to give back to the community in which I have lived in since a young age.
What would you say to your 12-year-old self?
Participate in as many extra curricular activities and school events as you can as school spirit is the most enriching experience at a young age.
How does your Prefect role link to your future career?
Although I am unsure of what my future career will be, I believe my role as Stuart House Captain will help me in my career as I will acquire skills that help bring a group together and build up a common / mutual goal in a community.
What was the hardest question they asked you in your interview?
How political figures, such as Trump and Hitler, have made mistakes whilst in their roles as leaders.
What have the last few months as a Prefect taught you?
The significance of being able to work in a team and the importance of being able to overcome personal challenges in order to succeed in your leadership role.
What is one thing you want to change in school?
I aspire to change the way in which the House System is given little importance in day to day school life and also increase House Spirit.
Any advice for prospective prefects?
Trust in yourself and remember that you do not represent yourself but a large group of people for who you are the spokesperson in charge of the communication process between the pupil body and the staff body.
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