March 01st 2019
An Outstanding Example of Democracy in Action at Cobham Hall
One of the most popular and much anticipated events in the school calendar took place today at Cobham Hall: the annual Guardian Convention. The whole school gathered in the Gilt Hall to elect a new Student Leadership Team for the 2019-2020 academic year.
As the School filed into the Gilt Hall, nervous yet excited smiles danced on the faces of the girls standing for Deputy Guardians and House Captains. Once everyone was seated, Headmistress Ms Roberts and our Guardian candidates, Lilly and Sarah, entered the room.
Opening the Convention with a message of reflection and thanks to the outgoing Student Leadership Team, Ms Roberts introduced the day praising the girls, saying that to simply put themselves forward to represent their peers was an admirable step to take, and the courage required to do so was inspiring.
After hearing their external references, Lilly and Sarah, each followed by their Deputies, gave their speeches. Each speech truly reflected the girls’ personalities, as well as clearly laying out their beliefs and ideas should they be elected. Then followed the internal references before both girls responded to difficult questions from the floor with ease, grace and good humour.
Attention then turned to candidates for the House Captain positions, with each candidate appealing to their respective Houses to encourage votes.
Voting took place over lunchtime, with each member of the community having equal vote. Later in the afternoon, Ms Roberts’s voice came from the tannoy announcing our 2019-2020 Student Leadership Team:
Deputy Guardians: Anna and Teloni
Clifton House Captain: Lilly
Darnley House Captain: Rosie
Lenox House Captain: Langa
Richmond House Captain: Chiamaka
Congratulations to our new team!