Local Face: Alice Craft

  |  Published: Jan 1st 2015
Local Face: Alice Craft

Congratulations to Alice Craft who was elected to the role of Head Girl at Aylesbury High School in June 2014 by other students in her year. 18 year old Alice has lived in Wendover her whole life being born in Stoke Mandeville Hospital and living in Lionel Avenue. As she grew up, Alice attended both John Hampden Infant School and Wendover Church of England Junior School, before moving onto Aylesbury High School. Her A-level studies cover History, Politics, Drama and Film Studies and she hopes to study International History and Politics at the University of Leeds.

Passionate about student well being, Alice is interested in increasing pastoral support within the school by using sixth form psychology students as part of a ‘buddy’ system with younger years in the school. Alice was also discussing introducing vertical tutoring to improve relations with year 12 and 13, a system in which the two school years are mixed up. Having a broad knowledge of social media, she aimed to bring twitter into the hands of the school and has therefore set up a twitter account for both the History and PE departments.

Aylesbury High School has just won an award as the best secondary school in the country for sport. As you would expect, the Head Girl has her own speciality which is Basketball where she has represented the school at national level. Alice plays for Bucks Hornets who also feature at national level. 

Alice has also taken part in many events around Wendover, from helping out with Wendover Celebrates to attending the Remembrance service on The Manor Waste where the Head Boy and Head Girl of John Colet School placed the Wreaths on the memorial. In addition to working in the newly established Wendover Point restaurant in the High Street along with her sisters Emily and Beth, her brother Thomas works in Budgens. Alice also volunteers in the @stmary’s shop as well as attending St Mary’s Church with her parents, Charles and Anne-Marie Craft.

Last year, year 12, the current year 13, were successful in raising £6,000 for the school’s charity, the Karibuni Trust, a charity which helps educate children in Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Along with her deputies Jenna Hail, Laura Wells, Evie Towersey and Cerys King, she has many roles and responsibilities within the school, one of which is organising the Summer Ball for year 13 at Missenden Abbey.
They also have some less glamorous roles such as ensuring there are some more water fountains fitted around the school! She looks forward to the year ahead as Head Girl and will embrace her responsibilities, however big or small they may be!

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