Head Boy & Head Girl

Head Boy – Luke Gyesi-Appiah Head Girl – Imogen Power
Hello, my name is Luke Gyesi-Appiah and I am a Year 13 student studying English Literature, History and Economics. I first came to Ratcliffe College in Year 6, and the school has given me numerous opportunities to developing as an individual. For example, in Years 6 and 7, I played B team rugby, and was reluctant to play the sport. However, with the encouragement of the sports staff, I worked hard in order to improve and am currently captaining the First XV rugby squad and representing the County U18 team. Next year, I am hoping to go to university to study English Literature, and afterwards pursue a career as either an actor or a lawyer, (or maybe even both!)  Both of these fields are incredibly competitive. However, I believe that the confidence gained from my time at Ratcliffe will enable me to work hard in order to fulfil my aspirations, whilst keeping in mind the ethos of the school, which prioritizes showing compassion to your peers, as “Charity is the Fulfilment of the Law”. Hello, my name is Imogen Power and I have been a member of Ratcliffe College since 2002. Since arriving as a Cygnet, the School has helped shape my outlook on life. This has been the result of the fantastic academic and extra-curricular opportunities and the warmth of the wider Ratcliffe community. In studying Maths, Physics and Art, I am hoping that a creative and scientific background will lead onto an Architecture course which, in the long term, will allow me to set up my own practice. Being appointed as Head Girl has been one of my ambitions for a while and it was amazing to be appointed. I hope to help and support the school in any way possible in the future, and hopefully have an influence on future years through our prefect legacy programme.

Sports Captains

Girls’ Sports Captain – Olivia Gilchrist Boys’ Sports Captain – Harry Stokes
It is an honour to be named Ratcliffe College Sports Captain. Sport has always been a huge part of my life from the moment I was born, from growing up in a sporting environment to representing my region and club at a national level. My main sport is Netball, where I have played in national club finals, for the East Midlands Regional Academy and the school 1st team from year 10, I am also the vice-captain of the school 1st Hockey XI. I have played many sports and taken part in many events and teams throughout my time at Ratcliffe as well as playing much of my sport outside of school at club level. I am also actively involved with helping the younger years to develop their own sporting talents and have done so since I joined the school.I think sport is a great foundation for building lifelong friendships and developing important life skills such as teamwork and communication. It is an honour to be named Ratcliffe College Sports Captain. Sport has been a major part of my life since I was young, starting out with football. I then moved to rugby and hockey in year six and I have represented school teams in both sports since. I have been in the first team for both rugby and hockey since year 11 and have obtained my individual sports colours in both, after getting my junior and intermediate colours during my time in the senior school. I have also represented the school in cricket and tennis and captained school teams as well as club teams at Syston RFC, throughout the age groups.I feel playing sport gives me the chance to socialise and have a good time with the team, while being able to forget about work and exams and get rid of any stress. Sport has also helped me become more confident and more dedicated to achieving my goals.