Head Boy Lewis MacPherson is leading the Senior Prefect Team for 2017 with three Deputy Heads: Verdant Rungta, Joe Atkinson and Marcus Blackett-Ord.
Lewis credits the opportunities offered at LRGS are unrivalled and help him to excel:
"The most impressive thing about LRGS is the variety of opportunities, both academic and extracurricular, that are available."
"I am currently studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Maths at A-level with the hope of studying medicine at university. In addition to my studies, I feel that being the deputy head of the LRGS Medical Society will help me to achieve my ambition."
"In addition, I am also the vice-captain of the school rowing club (LRGSBC) and have represented the school most recently at School’s Head in London, a national competition involving the best clubs in the country. Without LRGS I never would have discovered my passion for rowing."
"I have recently been elected as Head of School, and it is my job to act as a ‘bridge’ between pupils and teachers, and supervise the running of the prefect team. You will see me and other members of the Senior Leadership Team in assemblies and around school – we are all friendly and approachable so please come and have a chat."
Deputy Head Joseph Atkinson will focus on pupil welfare for all year groups. He said:
"I feel privileged to have been chosen as one the deputy heads at LRGS. I have been here since year 7 and am currently in Sixth Form. I am studying Maths, History and Economics, with the intentions of continuing History and Economics at university."
"During my time at school I have been able to take part in a variety of extra-curricular activities; from representing the school in various different rugby and cricket teams, to helping my team win the BASE economics and accounting competition. Currently I am the Vice Chairman of the History Society and I think it is this spectrum of extracurricular activities and opportunities that make LRGS so great."
"As Deputy Head, focusing particularly on welfare, I will aim to help try and keep the teachers and pupils best connected in order to make sure everyone's opinions and views are heard. I will also focus on making sure the new students, both in Year 7 and Year 12, are welcomed into the school in best way possible and really made to feel at home at LRGS."
Deputy Head Marcus Blackett-Ord is one of our boarders and will be focusing on ensuring the daily running of the school for both staff and pupils is working well. He said:
"I’ve been a boarder here since Year 7 and have had chance to take part in some of the many opportunities LRGS has to offer. Some examples include, 1st team hockey, the Combined Cadet Force, the music tours to both Germany and Spain, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, the art trip to London and I’ve been able to represent the school’s Economics department nationally."
"LRGS has given me much more than just the opportunity to go to the top universities but has inspired me with new interests and aspirations, which is why I look forward to being able to proudly call myself an Old Lancastrian when I leave."
Deputy Head Verdant Runga will oversee LRGS charity and events and he said:
"I’ve been a proud member of the LRGS community for over 6 years, during which I have been exposed to a vast array of opportunities both within and outside of the classroom."
"Academically, my passion lies in Economics, and through LRGS I have had the privilege of being on one of the winnings team of the 2017 Bank of England 2.0 tournaments, investing real money into the stock market and meeting representatives from several key economic firms."
"On the sports field, LRGS has been very effective in pushing me outside of my comfort zone, encouraging me to represent the school in rugby, cricket, athletics, Duke of Edinburgh and the Combined Cadet Force just to name a few. These experiences have been invaluable in developing new skills and enhancing my confidence."
"Within my role as Deputy Head of School, my focus is on charities and events, alongside ensuring the smooth running of daily life. Myself, and the rest of the prefect team, will always be readily available to help you solve any problems that may arise, and are happy to answer any questions you have."