Paddy – Head Boy
Head Boy Paddy has been at Blue Coat since joining in Year 7, and has taken full advantage of everything that the School has to offer. A member of the current 1st rugby and football teams, Paddy also captained the cricket 2nd XI last term. He was a member of the CCF in Year 9, completed his Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze award, and has sung in a number of School musical events, such as Rock and Pop and Swing into Summertime, either in the Chamber Choir, in a band, or as a soloist. Paddy has also had lead roles in the last two Blue Coat musicals, ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘Grease’, and will play Moonface Martin in the 2018 production of ‘Anything Goes’.
His Blue Coat highlights so far have been the rugby/football tour to Ligugé in France – “because it had a very different atmosphere from daily School life, and gave us an opportunity to know the staff better” – and also seeing “big events, such as House music, come together successfully”.
Paddy chose to apply for the role of Head Boy last term because it would give him the opportunity to have a say in what happens in the School, to have an influence and an effect on behalf of his peers, and to give something back.
Paddy is studying Maths, Economics and English at A Level and has done an Extended Project Qualification on the topic of the London Olympics Legacy. He chose an EPQ over an AS as he hopes it will help him in his application to study English Literature at university. He plans to work in media – preferably as a presenter – after graduation.