Young leaders take on new responsibilities at their primary school.

Young leaders have taken on new responsibilities at their primary school.

ROYDON Primary Academy, in Roydon, has appointed Year 6 pupils as leaders across the school.
Posts as leaders in reading, writing, maths, science and PE, as well as house champions, launched last year.

Keen pupils have this year gone through an application process, completing a form to outline their reasons for wanting to take on responsibility at school.

The ten subject leaders work with younger children, run the library and organise resources, while the eight house champions act as prefects, showing visitors around, helping in the lunch hall and being role models to their peers.

Headteacher Michael Clark said: “These roles are a way of teaching leadership skills and preparing our oldest pupils for secondary school, so they are used to leading something and supporting others. You can’t put a price on young leadership opportunities; it’s a really important life skill to be able to lead others.”

All leaders were presented with a badge during assembly after being selected by topic teachers.

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