Ben – Head Boy
Head Boy Ben has been at Blue Coat since joining in Year 7, and has taken full advantage of everything that the School has to offer. A 1st VIII rower, a member of the Navy section of the CCF, and a member of the chorus in the school’s next musical production, “Little Shop of Horrors”, Ben is also a public speaker, who came 17th in the Impromptu Speaking category at an international public speaking competition in Canada in October 2018. He is also an accomplished artist who hopes to start a side business selling prints of his impressive wildlife paintings.
One of Ben’s Blue Coat highlights was the German trip to Berlin in Year 9 because, he says, “it was an incredible cultural experience and a lot of fun”. He finds it hard to pin down any other highlights because there are so many.
Ben decided to apply for the role of Head Boy because, he says, “since I started at the school, every Monday morning, the Head Boy stood up at the front and I always wanted to do that.” Ben says he also “liked the role of responsibility and the opportunity to change the school for the better”. His favourite part of the role is the ability to interact with the whole school., “Sixth Form can be a little island”, Ben says, “so it’s nice to chat to Year 7s and see how they’re doing.”
Ben is studying Biology, Chemistry and Art this year, and he already has an A Level in Maths. He hopes to study Biomedical Sciences at university, with Oxford and UCL as his first and second choices. He would like to pursue a career as a researcher in neurology – with his art business as a sideline.