On Friday 29 November Freebrough Academy held their first Student President Inauguration Ceremony. Our three candidates, Libby, Ella and Abbie were accompanied by their families and dignitaries from other schools including Mrs Walker, Head of Skelton Primary, Mr Unthank, Head of St Peters C of E Primary and Mr Robson, Executive Principal. Guests were escorted to a room where they could meet for refreshments and talk with Ella, Abbie and Libby and the hospitality team.
The inauguration took place in the small atrium which was decorated with purple table cloths, floral displays, balloons and bunting. Georgia, a student from year 8 played flute on the stage while guests arrived to be seated. Year 8 students were invited to attend the ceremony. Mr Goodwill opened by introducing the dignitaries and the candidates before handing over to Mrs Knox, Principal to speak.
A montage of the weeks events was played, from the presentations on Monday, to their campaign on Tuesday and Wednesday to the ballot day which took place on Thursday. Mrs Knox announced the winner of student voice president as purple confetti cannons were fired from the balconies showering everyone below, and to a huge round of applause. Ella was announced as the winner with Libby and Abbie being announced as Vice Presidents. All three students gave a speech and thanked their team and families for helping with their campaigns.
After the inauguration took place the candidates, families, dignitaries and hospitality team watched Ella cut the cake which was specially made for the ceremony. They had refreshments and time to sit and talk about the events of the morning. Well done to Ella, Libby and Abbie and thank you to the dignitaries for attending such a special occasion.