Senior Prefects 2020/21
The Head Girl at Monmouth School for Girls wants to raise the awareness of the Welsh language and culture among pupils and staff.
The annual Eisteddfod celebrations is a much-loved and long-standing tradition at the school and always one of the most anticipated days of the year as the girls battle it out for house points.
Anna, a talented musician, who is studying A levels in German, Music, Maths and Further Maths, wants to increase the appreciation of Welsh culture further.
She is also hoping to help achieve closer friendships across the school and with the other Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.
She added: “I love the fact that the school manages to create an environment both stretching and supportive, where everyone is encouraged to achieve their potential and take advantage of the many opportunities on offer.”
Anna, who is hoping to read German and Linguistics at the University of Oxford, is being supported this year by Deputy Head Girls, Scarlett and Rhiannon.
Her main interests are playing the cello in quartets and orchestras, singing, playing lacrosse and netball and seeing friends.
A member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Anna is also in the Rodolfus Choir (run by Ralph Allwood) and has been part of a quartet outside school for six years.
At school, she is a member of Senior Strings, Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools Symphony Orchestra (HMSSO), netball club, lacrosse club and Chamber Choir.
Anna started this academic year in Dresden, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, immersed in German culture after winning a Dresden Scholarship for 2020 from the British-German Association.
Deputy Head Girl, Scarlett, is taking A levels in Design Technology, Economics and English Literature.
She is planning to read Anthropology and innovation at the University of Bristol or Anthropology and Politics at the University of Edinburgh.
Scarlett plays lacrosse for the school and is interested in cooking, fashion and films. In the future, she would like to teach English in the developing world.
“I love all the opportunities that the school offers because it allows everyone to find their interests. I also want the girls to know that I am always smiling.”
Scarlett is a climate change activist and wants to help the school become even more eco-friendly.
She added: “I am also hoping to be an extra pair of hands to help our Director of Sixth Form, Mrs Rachel Rees, and our other teachers over the coming year.”
Fellow Deputy Head Girl, Rhiannon, is studying Drama, Business and Spanish at A level.
She been offered a place to read Business Administration in Global Hospitality Management at Les Roches in Marbella.
“I like the inclusivity that the school encourages and engages in and the vast range of facilities and experiences we have to make our school life enjoyable,” said Rhiannon, a Drama scholar, who is working towards her grade 8 in LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).
“Even under the challenging circumstances we are living through at the moment, I want to get to know the other academic years and represent the girls because our school is one big family.
“I want to make sure that the girls feel happy and enjoy their school journey and know that we are here to support them.”
Rhiannon has been a boarder since Year 8 and wants the girls to believe in their own abilities.
“The girls at Monmouth can do anything they want if they put their mind to it and their hard work will definitely pay off,” she said.
“I understand how hard it can be to believe in yourself but it’s possible to achieve anything with the right attitude, commitment and dedication.”