School Captains 2023 to 2024

This week, a number of our Senior Monitors were interviewed for the role of School Captain and Deputy School Captain. These are always incredibly humbling experiences, listening to the aspirations these superb individuals have, both personally and for the School. As such, the decision process proved very challenging as each person offered outstanding leadership and vision. It gives me great pleasure to announce that the following have been appointed the roles for the academic year 2023/24:

School Captains 2023 to 2024

School Captain: Emelia Dale

Emelia joined the school in Year 7 and has been an exemplary figure since then. She is a first-rate academic, taking A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and has been a key figure already in working with some of our younger students. She knows the school inside out, and will use her vast experience of Rossall to shape the community for the years to come. Moreover, she is empathetic and approachable, and will lead the team of Monitors with purpose and kindness. 

School Captain: Sophia Hill

Sophia, by contrast, joined the school at the beginning of Year 12, but has wasted no time in immersing herself in every area of school life. She was part of the National Title winning football team, excels across all areas of the curriculum and has been a leading figure in the boarding community over the past year. One of the central organisers of Pride Week, Sophia is always looking for ways she can enrich the lives of those around her. Both girls will work together to promote the key pillars of the School, and to create wonderful opportunities for present and future Rossallians.  

Deputy School Captain (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion): Chelsea Baidoo

Chelsea has been at Rossall since Year 9 and is one of the most impressive characters in the School. A leader on the netball court, and in Rose  (where she is House Captain) she has already significantly committed to life in the Sixth Form, delivering assemblies and working to promote equality and celebrate diversity. As such, we can think of no one better to take a specific role in the continued development of this programme.

Deputy School Captain (Co-curricular): Campbell Reid

Campbell joined us from Australia in Year 11, and has been a key member of the boys football programme, leading the line in a National Final, and being appointed as captain for next year. He is hugely personable and an excellent role model, believing in the holistic nature of academia. As such, he will take specific responsibility for all areas of the co-curricular programme.

Deputy School Captain (Public Benefit): Valerie Versterre

Valerie joined the school in Year 11 and quickly placed herself at the very top of the year for her academic performance, as well as her all-round commitment to school life. She has captained the hockey 1st XI, been an instrumental figure in organising the recent Pride Week, and is one of the founding members of the Beavery Bakery – a charity bakery that has raised thousands for various courses. She will take this experience and be responsible for whole-school and Sixth Form public benefit.