Whole School Assembly

On Monday 13th September, the whole school were delighted to be introduced to the new Head Boy, Oliver and new Head Girl, Sophie.  Everyone listened as they both gave the school a speech telling us how excited they were to be taking up these roles.  They also told us a little about themselves and how, if anybody saw them around the school, they would be pleased to be stopped for a chat.

We were also introduced to the House Captains – (from the left) Gemma, Head of Oak, Sienna, Head of Willow, Annabel, Head of Beech and Leila, Head of Chestnut.  They then worked together and read  the story of “King Midas and the Golden Touch” to everyone.  When they had finished, Miss Leeks asked the children what they thought the message of this story was.  She was delighted with the wonderful replies that she was given.

What a lovely way to start the week together at Coopersale Hall School.

The Head Girl and Head Boy can also be found some mornings at the school gate, greeting children and their families. We wish them the most amazing and adventurous year ahead.


Head Girl Speech:

My name is Sophie Allan and I am delighted to be Head Girl of Coopersale Hall School this year.

I began my journey here at Coopersale Hall in reception.  After finishing my first year here I was excited as I walked into my first prize giving celebration.  I was amazed as the older children went up on stage to receive prizes and then they announced who the next Head Boy and Head Girl would be.  After, on my way home, I asked my Dad what I had to do to become the Head Girl.  Probably some of you are wondering the same thing, well, here’s a few tips: just be yourself because there’s only one you; be kind to your friends even when a teach is not watching; always put in as much effort as you can and try your best at everything and make sure that you are always confident in what you do.  I did all of this and saw an immediate effect; the next year I won a book at prize giving; in Year 3 I was the youngest chosen to compete in the Spelling Bee and last year I won the Epping Council Poppy competition. Funny what a little hard work can accomplish.


I am very excited to be the Head Girl this year.  I can’t wait to meet all of you.  If any of you have any questions, come and talk to us at the end block, above Lower Kindergarten near the hard playground and if you do see us around, we would love to chat.  I’m so excited for the year ahead of us.

Thank you all so much for listening, it has been a pleasure to meet you all.



Head Boy Speech:

Good morning, everyone, my name is Oliver Thornton and I am very proud to be your new Head Boy.

I have been at this school since lower kindergarten and from my perspective it has been amazing every step of the way.  Everything I have tried here at Coopersale Hall, since I started my long and adventurous journey, has improved for the better.  I used to count on my fingers but now I can nearly do most maths problems in my head.  When I was younger, I struggled with spellings but now I can write a full story with barely any mistakes.  Years ago, I couldn’t even draw inside the lines of pictures, now I can sketch whole paintings but when it comes to the painting part it gets a little bit messy!

The reason I applied for the role of Head Boy is because I thought that I would make a great leader among my peers, I am nice to all my friends, I have great manners and I am fair to everyone.  My favourite subjects are Maths and P.E. because they are, in my opinion, the things that bring the most joy and excitement.  Just remember to work hard and try your best at everything you do, especially Maths and English because they will get you furthest in life.

I am very happy to be your new Head Boy and I hope everyone will have an amazing year this year.