Eidsvold primary captains set their own agenda
AFTER last week having a chat with Treshawn Skinner and Ella Fort, secondary school captains of Eidsvold State School, we hear what primary captains Tameesha Pope and Heyokah Hansen have to say.
Even though they are only a year below Treshawn and Ella, they come armed with different aspirations and a different set of ideas for what they wish to accomplish during their time in charge.
What changes would you like to help introduce to your school this year?
Tameesha Pope: I want to give kids opportunities to speak up within the school. I would also like our school to continue to be a place that is accepting of other people that might want to come to our school. I would like a room at the school where students can feel safe and have someone to talk to when they are feeling troubled.
Heyokah Hansen: I would like see the school install some water tanks so that students can drink rain water. I would like to see more students involved in instrumental music. It would be good if our school did more sport.
Do you have plans for when you graduate?
Tameesha: I haven't even thought about graduation yet, but when I leave school I would like to work at Wag's Café.
Heyokah: I haven't really thought about when I graduate, but I am sure that everything will fall into place.
Tell us about your favourite school event of the year.
Tameesha: Our sports carnival was my favourite day because everyone got to test their abilities and push themselves. Everyone tried their best and sports brings out the best in people.
Heyokah: Swimming carnival was my favourite event - even though I'm not that good at swimming I really enjoyed how everyone cheered each other on and had fun.
What sort of example do you want to set for the younger students?
Tameesha: The younger students won't always get their own way and I would like to teach them that they have to be responsible and respectful.
Heyokah: I would like to be seen as caring and helpful. Also, I think it important that the younger students are encouraged to have a go at different things.