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Congratulations to Lara in Year 8 on becoming our new Head Girl!

What qualities do you think a successful Head Girl should have?

I think the qualities that a successful Head Girl should have are that they’re kind, considerate, patient, strong leaders and they’re always looking out for others.


As our new Head Girl, what advice would you give to children starting at South Lee?

South Lee school is probably very different to your previous school, so my advice is to put yourself out there and don’t be afraid to try something new! It may be that you have never tried singing, but you fall in love with it! Whatever it is, no one is going to judge you and if you choose to do nothing then that’s okay it just means you may be missing out on greater opportunities.


What are your favourite memories of South Lee?

The ski trip this year was so fun. I had all my friends with me, everyone we met was extremely kind to us and a particular teacher face planting was quite funny to watch.

In a Maths class in Year 6, Mr Catchpole asked an easy question and chose someone to answer it. Everyone else had their hands up but this one person couldn’t get the answer. In the end Mr C got so upset that he hid under a table and pretended to cry! We were laughing so much.

On my first Speech Day three years ago, I was awarded two trophies and a certificate that came with a packet of chocolates. And I remember being so happy and proud of myself, smiling for the rest of the time until we arrived home. That is definitely my top memory.


What are your favourite subjects at school and why?

My favourite subjects at school are Art and Drama. Art because it is something that I can lose track of time doing and just zone out. I like Drama because I find it enjoyable and relaxing, plus it gives you the chance to free your emotions whilst using them in your work.


What achievement are you most proud of?

Apart from becoming Head Girl, my biggest achievement is either being awarded the all-rounder scholarship or getting through to the second round of the 500 words competition.


Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

I really love baking and over lockdown I really got into baking big cakes for birthdays, friends and family members. I am hoping to start up a small business and sell some soon!


How do you like to spend your weekend?

Me and my family do a lot of camping at our new house which is being renovated. I usually go horse riding with my mum and I also play sports like tennis and swimming.


Who inspires you?

My dad inspires me because of all his brave adventures into the Arctic breaking world records! Plus his enthusiasm for not giving up even after catching frostbite. I want to be as brave and courageous as him.


What has made you smile recently?

Watching my puppy chasing my younger brother.


If you could acquire a new skill in 10 minutes, what would it be?

Definitely being able to do a backflip!


How would you describe yourself in three words?

Perfectionist, creative and tall!