Student leaders hold conference

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More than 100 student leaders from Ribblesdale High School, Clitheroe, took part in a conference at the newly remodelled Trinity Methodist Church last month.

The student leaders are from Years 10 and 11 and must apply for the position within school through a rigorous selection process. All student leaders receive a special tie so that they are easily recognised by other students and staff.

They are led by Mrs Arcangelo along with head boy Sam Geldard, head girl Nina Telford and their deputies James Scorah and Claire Callus.

The student leaders play an active part in school life and the conference was organised to further develop their role.

They support the staff with daily routines but also offer different types of support for their peers as well as acting as positive role models throughout school.

When the new Year 7 students arrive in September the leaders will have a key role in supporting them and helping them to settle in.

Topics discussed at the conference, among much lively debate, included rewards and organising charity work within school and the community.

It was decided to hold the event at the newly refurbished Trinity Methodist Church, where students could have a real life experience of being a delegate on conference.

Mr Williams, deputy headteacher, said: “This is a fantastic venue, light, airy and modern with great facilities and the flexibility to accommodate us in a variety of ways – we’ll definitely be using it again following the success of this conference where student voice is a driving force at Ribblesdale”.