Lead­ing role for Jes­sica

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL’S NEWS -

A STU­DENT from Farn­ham Com­mon is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter she was an­nounced as head girl for 2016-17 at one of the lead­ing in­de­pen­dent schools in Berk­shire.

Jes­sica Tip­ping, 18, was awarded the hon­our of be­ing head girl at LVS As­cot’s Pres­i­dent’s Day on Thurs­day in front of the Mayor of Brack­nell, coun­cil­lor Tony Virgo.

Mr Virgo was at the Plat­form Party, as the 700 se­nior school and sixth form pupils and fam­i­lies gath­ered to recog­nise and re­ward the hard work and suc­cesses of the past aca­demic year.

The cer­e­mony marked the end of a year which be­gan with ex­cel­lent exam re­sults and sub­se­quently saw sport­ing vic­tory in na­tional com­pe­ti­tions, a se­ries of sell-out per­for­mances of the school pro­duc­tion Fame, and in­di­vid­ual suc­cesses such as a mem­ory ex­pert pupil tak­ing part in a show on Chi­nese TV and a tal­ented young artist hav­ing work dis­played in the Tate Modern gallery.

Jes­sica said: “I have been at LVS As­cot since Year 7 and al­ways wanted to be head girl.

“The school has of­fered so many op­por­tu­ni­ties and events to build us up and I am grate­ful for the chance to give some­thing back.

With LVS As­cot be­ing an all-through school for pupils from four to 18 there will be lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties to help younger stu­dents and give our ex­pe­ri­ence to them”.

LVS As­cot’s out­go­ing head boy said: “LVS As­cot is an amaz­ing school. Be­ing non-se­lec­tive there is such a wide range of pupils here, and the school caters to so many strengths across aca­demic sub­jects, sport and cre­ative sub­jects that there are al­ways op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn from teach­ers and your peers in all ar­eas.”

Af­ter the cer­e­mony fam­i­lies moved out­side to a bar­be­cue and live jazz to round off the year.

Prin­ci­pal Chris­tine Cun­niffe said: “Jes­sica is a fine ex­am­ple of our aim to cre­ate out­stand­ing in­di­vid­u­als by pro­mot­ing so­cial, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­ter­per­sonal skills.

“She thor­oughly de­serves the head girl role which will al­low her to gain lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence through­out the next year.”

LVS As­cot’s short Pres­i­dent’s Day high­lights film, in­clud­ing a brief in­ter­view with Jes­sica, can be viewed at http://www. lvs.as­cot.sch.uk/Mayor-OfBrack­nell-Wit­ness­esPres­ti­gious-Cer­e­mony-AtLVS-As­cot.

Lead­ing light: Prin­ci­pal Chris­tine Cun­niffe and LVS head girl Jes­sica Tip­ping

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