Year 13 students Samantha Raadwijk and Art Tian were both elected to their leadership roles of Head Girl and Head Boy following speeches and a ballot involving the whole of Secondary School.
This follows on from an excellent turnout of candidates for the role of Prefects with 19 students being selected as Prefects for the 2013/2014 school year.
Head of Sixth Form Mr David Baker said he was thrilled at the desire shown by so many students to get so actively involved in their school.
“The number and quality of the applications for these positions was quite amazing and demonstrates the calibre and the commitment of our student body,” Mr Baker said.
Newly-elected Head Girl Samantha Raadwijk has been a student at The British School of Beijing for seven years. She said the school had given her so many great opportunities and had inspired her to do and accomplish more.
"My school has really helped mould me into who I am today. It has inspired me to do more and accomplish great things,” Samantha said.
“As Head Girl I want to encourage every student to make the most of the opportunities given to them."
Art Tian, a student at the school since 2010, acknowledged the support given to him by the Principal and teachers.
“We receive so much support from our Principal and teachers. Now this is my opportunity to contribute back to the school and give that support to them,” he said.
Meanwhile, in the Primary School, Year 3 student Harriet Strand took over as the Head of Primary for a Day in an excellent learning experience for her and her peers.
Regular Head of Primary Mr Christian Bishop said Harriet was given many tasks and experienced first-hand the day-to-day decision-making required in a leadership role.
“It was a great learning experience for Harriet with an underlying message about responsibility and inspiring others to be the best they can be,” Mr Bishop said.
Harriet’s take on the day – “It was really fun!”