Hello and Welcome to the TWGSB website. I am Jack Bardrick and will be your Head Boy for the upcoming academic year of 2012–2013.
I started at TWGSB in Year 7 in 2006 and have been actively involved in many aspects of the school throughout my time here. I have thoroughly enjoyed and have incredibly fond memories of my time in both lower and upper schools. My time in year 12 has been no different and going into Year 13 I will be studying Economics, History and Maths at A2, with a view to study Economics at a top university.
The school has enabled me and other students to flourish and mature into well rounded individuals both inside and outside of the classroom. My experience of the teaching at TWGSB has been exceptional, where the high standards and commitment the teachers have to students’ success has led to both an enthusiastic approach to learning from the students and outstanding results. This is supplemented by the wide range of extra-curricular activities offered by the school, that cater for a broad set of talents and hobbies.
The school has made an incredible investment in sport in recent years, with our new 3G pitch, which I am only jealous that I will not be able to make more use of! The investment mirrors how highly the school values its sport and its ability to nurture respect, confidence and teamwork. The school has always had great success in its sporting endeavours, which I am confident will continue. I have represented the school in many sports during the lower and upper school, including athletics, cricket, golf, football, rugby and I currently participate in the school’s 2nd XII football team. For me, sport has been a great way of creating strong friendships and enhancing softer skills which I believe are as important as the academic. There are also great opportunities to get in involved in other activities, and personally this year alone, I have been able to raise money for the charity WOHAA, help children to read from Southborough Primary School, mentor Business Studies students and participate in Young Enterprise.
The school also offers great opportunities to participate in fantastic school trips, and for me, the trip to the West Coast of America in 2009 was an amazing experience. I am immensely proud of the depth of opportunities the school offers and the well rounded individuals that it produces.
I am also very proud to be leading this year’s Deputy Head Students who are Charlie Beale, Chloe De Lullington, Matthew Hiller and Joe Tarbert. They will assist the operation of the school and help improve aspects of it for the benefit of the students.
My Head Boy’s charity this year will be the NSPCC, which offers a vital service through its helpline service and Childline to help young people who are at risk of abuse or harm. I feel that this is a great way to give to those in our community who have not had the opportunities or safe environment that I have enjoyed.
I would like to thank you for taking time to read this, and I would like to wish the students every success this upcoming year before, again, emphasising how proud I am to represent TWGSB. I ask each and every student to treat the school with respect and embrace the opportunities they are given. Your hard work and engagement will not only lead to personal excellence, but will ensure the legacy of the school continues for years to come.
(Picture) Senior Prefects 2012-2013 with Headteacher