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New head boy and girl pledge to increase sporting and volunteering opportunities at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard



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The new head boy and head girl at Thomas Gainsborough School have pledged to help students benefit from increased sporting and volunteering opportunities during their year at the helm.

Charlie Wilson and Evie Prager have been appointed to the roles at the Great Cornard school, with both stating that they wanted to carry on the good work of their predecessors.

They will be taking over from George Dunn and Milly Wingate, both from Sudbury, who were praised for the commitment they gave to the role during a year of lockdowns and remote learning.

Evie Prager and Charlie Wilson have been appointed the new head girl and head boy at Thomas Gainsborough School. Picture credit: Chris Ryall. (47107603)
Evie Prager and Charlie Wilson have been appointed the new head girl and head boy at Thomas Gainsborough School. Picture credit: Chris Ryall. (47107603)

Kenny Alexander, head of sixth form, said: “The role of head boy and head girl is very important within the school. They act as role models for both the sixth form and throughout the whole school, as well as our local community.

“The students all went through a rigorous process, including interviews with their peers and staff, and Evie and Charles earned the right to fulfil these roles.

“George and Milly before them were both brilliant, especially in the face of the events of the last year.”

Mr Alexander praised the outgoing head boy and head girl, who helped to install weekly enrichment opportunities into the curriculum – with both Charlie and Evie vowing to continue their work.

Evie, 17, from Preston St Mary, said: “We want to carry on the ideas of the last year, particular the sport and volunteer aspects to help give opportunities for everyone to become well-rounded students.

“I have always had a very positive experience at TGS and I wanted to give something back, so I am delighted to be head girl.”

Charlie added: “We have all missed a lot over the last year so it is important to provide even more opportunities for students – both from a personal and employability point of view.

“I joined TGS in Year 9 and feel privileged to have been part of the school. I have had a fantastic time and I want to do all I can to help others make the most of their time at the school.”