New roles for Grammar students

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Hard-working students have been appointed to official positions at their school, combining their leadership roles with volunteering, career planning and adventure.

The new head boy and head girl and their deputies at Ripon Grammar have completed their AS levels and have now thrown themselves into a host of activities.

New head girl Emily Evans, 17, wants to use her history, economics, maths and chemistry A levels to become a lawyer and, alongside completing her gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, is spending her summer holidays in Malaysia and Borneo on a World Challenge expedition.

“We’ll be doing a month-long trek and project work, building a new block at a school for under-privileged children,” said Emily, of Bishop Monkton.

Head boy Roscoe Savage, 17, of Galphay, who is doing A levels in maths, economics, history and RE, said: “I think the role is about reaching out to all members of the school. It’s a collective effort among the group of officers and we all have a role to play.”

Emily’s three deputies are Katie Veitch and Sophie Ryan, both 17 of Ripon, and Zoe Langham, 17, of Thornborough, whose sister Lauren is a former head girl.

Zoe, who wants to follow Lauren into medicine, is a Rank Scholar, attracting a £13,500 award that involves work placements and leadership development.

Sophie is studying chemistry, English literature, history and RE, and is lined up to spend part of her summer shadowing Tadcaster MP Nigel Adams.

A runner, Katie wants to study theology at university and become a journalist.

Farmer’s son Will Stobbs, 17, of Bishop Thornton, is studying maths, further maths, chemistry and geography, and is also aiming for a gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

His fellow deputy head boy Finn Morgan, 17, of Northallerton, who joined Ripon Grammar School for sixth form in September, is studying history, English, economics and classics and is a volunteer at Mount Grace Priory.