New Head Girls Lucinda Murphy and Lottie Cooper made their public speaking debut at the successful Senior School & Sixth Form Open Afternoon, taking the opportunity to tell everybody about the special atmosphere at Kingsley and how much it means to them.
Both girls started their school life in the Junior Department – Lottie from the age of three – and have experienced all aspects of life at Kingsley, so they were the perfect people to tell visitors about what’s on offer at the school.
Their enthusiastic account of how they have grown in confidence and developed their skills over the years was an excellent advertisement for a Kingsley School education.
“From the moment I joined Kingsley I have absolutely adored the school and everything it stands for. It has encouraged me to grow in confidence and to develop my gifts, has provided the professional support I needed to thrive academically and has made me feel safe, secure and happy in a close, caring and dynamic community,” said Lucinda.
Lottie listed all the activities she has enjoyed taking part in, from choir and school council to film club and playing the flute.
“At Kingsley you are a person, not a number,” she said.
Visitors were welcomed to the school by Acting Head Mrs Catherine Robbins, who spoke about the Kingsley ethos.
“We are specialists in educating girls and believe that for a child to do well they must feel happy, safe and secure in their environment. We pride ourselves on providing that at Kingsley, where as well as educating girls, we help and guide them through the difficult years of adolescence to young womanhood,” she said.
Year 7 pupils did an excellent job taking visiting families on guided tours around the school and were praised for their confidence and politeness. Another excellent advertisement for a Kingsley education!