Charlotte Ball (U6, Ch) is Chair of the Anti-Bullying Committee and she tells us more about what it is like to be a prefect at Cheltenham College.
- What A Levels are you taking and what thoughts do you have for the future?
I study History, Geography and Politics. I am hopefully going to read Politics and International Relations at university and have the intention to do a Law conversion course following my degree. The Foreign Office has always been of interest to me and it is somewhere I would love to work in the future because it provides opportunities to live and work in different countries.
- What made you want to be a College prefect?
I wanted to be a prefect as I felt I could help other pupils settle into College and help them enjoy their experience here. Leadership is important in such a community and I wanted to play a part. Furthermore, the team desire to win and succeed motivated me to become a College prefect…. You also you get prefects' break.
- How has being a prefect helped your leadership skills?
Being a prefect has really taught me that in order to achieve your aims you really need to work together as a team. You need to able to respect other people’s ideas. I believe leadership is innovative, gained through listening and understanding the advice given to you and improving this advice for the collective gain of the community.
- What is your favourite meal at College?
My favourite meal would have to be the new chicken fajitas in Valens and the carrot and coriander soup.
- If you could make one new rule for College what would it be?
My rule would be that students are allowed to have coffee and tea in lessons and there should coffee and tea machines across College in different departments.
- What will you miss most about College?
I will miss the friends I have made, the relationships between staff and pupils and the sense of community at College. The sport has been amazing and I have also loved being involved in Drama. College is a special place and with the prospect of only a few months to go, I feel we may never experience the same type of cohesive environment again.