YOUR SCHOOL: Prefect start for 40 Ripley students

The prefects at Ripley Academy.
The prefects at Ripley Academy.
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Students in Ripley have been selected to become ambassadors for their school after being handed the prestigious role of prefect.

A select group of 40 pupils at Ripley Academy, made up of 20 students in Year 10 and 20 students in Year 11, have been given the title, which will see them helping out at academy events and acting as mentors for younger children.

Helen Fozard, Vice Principal at the school, said she was proud of the students who had put themselves forward to be prefects. She said: “This is the first time that we have appointed prefects because we felt it was the right time to give students more responsibility.”