Meet the Prefect

Meet the Prefect

Jemma Robson (U6, W), our Chair of Sport, tells us more about her experience at Cheltenham College 

  • What A Levels are you taking and what thoughts do you have for the future?

I study Psychology, Sports Science and History. I hope to read Psychology at Bath in September and then go on to specialise in Forensic Psychology. This will combine my passion for helping people and my interest in human behaviour.

  • What made you want to be a College prefect?

For me, it wasn't just about the tie and walking down chapel but it was about being a role model to the younger years by giving them someone to look up to and aspire to be like. Additionally, I love getting involved and providing new ideas to the school for how we can improve as well as working with my fellow prefects in order to make College the best it can be.

  • How has being a prefect helped your leadership skills?

Being in charge of my own Sports Committee has helped develop my organisation and communication skills as I have had to lead meetings and set agenda points in advance. Furthermore, being a College prefect has meant that I have been able to lead by example in all aspects of school life.

  • What is your favourite meal at College?

Without a doubt the lasagna and garlic bread.

  • If you could make one new rule for College what would it be?

If I could make a new rule I think it would have to be having mixed sports teams (boys and girls) because it helps develop unity and would be really good fun.

  • What will you miss most about College?

It is almost impossible to pinpoint only one aspect of College that I will miss most. Other than hockey, Westal and my friends, I will miss being a part of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). CCF has enabled me to teach younger years important life lessons and help them develop as leaders themselves. It has also given me the opportunity to excel in something other than sport and academics. I have created so many memories during my time with the cadets and I will miss the ethos dearly.

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