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Year 12s Vivienne and Hannah join Head Girl team as deputies

We are delighted to announce that Year 12s Vivienne and Hannah have been appointed as THS Deputy Head Girls. They join their classmate Sage who has taken on the role of Head Girl.
Aiming to embark on a career in medicine, Hannah has been part of the THS family since she was 9-years-old. She is a STEM Ambassador and takes part in the school’s Aspiring Medics Programme as well as offering her expertise to younger students in lunchtime science clinics. She also volunteers weekly with our Pre-Prep pupils, helping them to develop their reading and writing skills. 
 
She said: “I am so excited to have the opportunity of representing the school as Deputy Head Girl and I am incredibly grateful to have the support of the High School community.”
 
When she’s not preparing for her application to medical school, Hannah can often be found in the swimming pool. She is Vice-Captain of Truro City Swimming Club and has competed at a national level for the last three years as well as training as a lifeguard and first aider here at school.
 
Vivienne is no stranger to national sporting success either. She helped coach our Under 16 hockey team to national champion victory in March having captained the team to a national bronze last year. She has captained a number of school and county hockey teams and has recently been asked to become a Cornwall Squad coach due to her impressive training of its development teams. A real team player, Vivienne also passes on her expertise to the school’s Prep 5 and 6 hockey players every week. 
 
She hopes to pursue a career environmental and geoscience as well as working alongside children in a coaching or teaching capacity. 
 
She said: “I can’t thank those who voted for me enough. I’m excited for what the future holds for us all at THS, especially during these uncertain times. It’s very easy to feel isolated when you can’t go out and see your friends, but try and focus on what makes you happy and stay positive.”
 
The team had its first meeting with Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Matthews, this week and discussed plans including hosting online student council meetings as well as putting together digital content designed to focus on student wellbeing and socialising. This includes online quizzes and group activities as well as weekly videos on everything from meditation techniques to mindful baking and origami demos. 
 
The school would like to say a huge thank you to its former Head Girl team – Charlotte, Emily and Justine – who have done an incredible job over the last year. 
 
There are a whole host of leadership opportunities available to the school’s students ranging from subject ambassadors to the Head Girl Team. Roles, such as these, aim to help girls to develop into ambitious and articulate leaders who have the confidence to take responsibility and lead from the front.
Published by: Grace Kennard

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