Gallery: Students step into shoes of staff at Farlingaye High School

Pupils at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge got the opportunity to experience different professi

Pupils at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge got the opportunity to experience different professional roles in a Student Takeover Day .Benjamin Vinton spent the day in the canteen and made courgette and rosemary soup. Jayne Clarke with Benjamin. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Pupils switched places with staff for the second annual Student Takeover Day at a Suffolk school.

The day began at Farlingaye High School, in Woodbridge, with Georgie Wright taking assembly, as she and Hugh Bowman stepped into the shoes of headteacher Sue Hargadon.

Elsewhere Lily Nash was shown the ropes on reception, while Benjamin Vinton and Olivia Campbell-Barr took on kitchen duties.

Year 13 student, Georgie said: “Ms Hargadon’s responsibility is huge – and she does this every day!

“We have an immense amount of respect for our teachers, but to know what goes on behind the scenes makes us respect them even more.”


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Hugh, a year eight pupil, added: “It’s quite a lot of pressure in not much time – but Ms Hargadon seems to know what’s happening everywhere.”

Georgie later led a board meeting which included discussions on leadership and the school budget.

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