What does your role entail?
Spreading House Spirit, administrating Windsor House and organising House events.
What was the most stressful part of the Prefect application process and why?
Probably filling out the application itself, because it had limited spaces and a maximum number of words, so you had to chose information very carefully and only put down what you thought was essential.
What is the most common misconception people have about the prefects?
That they are a hierarchy.
Why did you want to be a prefect?
Because I saw myself constantly thinking of things I would like to change about the school, and genuinely wanted to be a part of a small community which helps promote and bring about changes.
What would you say to your 12-year-old self?
"Don't worry so much, things will happen when they are meant to happen"
How does your Prefect role link to your future career?
Being that I wish to pursue a career in Law, being a prefect has helped my communication and collaboration skills, since we are constantly working together as a group, and not everyone will have the same views as you. It is essential to get your point across clearly and diplomatically, as it is in Law.
What was the hardest question they asked you in your interview?
"What do you think about Prince Charles stating that the environment is not as important as we make it out to be?"
What have the last few months as a Prefect taught you?
That if you have enough will-power, patience, determination and passion, you can make significant changes that can benefit the community, and not just the individual.
What is one thing you want to change in school?
The perception and the process of the House Shout.
Any advice for prospective prefects?
Even if you don't get the role you originally applied for, dive into your assigned role head first, because it will be an amazingly rewarding experience, and it will provide you with new challenges and opportunities, making you a more well-rounded person.
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