HEAD Boy of Haslingden High School Harry Turner is following in his brother’s footsteps.
Two years ago James Turner, now 20, was delighted to be accepted for the prestigious role.
James, who started a BA degree in Geography at Newcastle University this year, said: “It has been such a difficult year for him with the pandemic and lessons over Zoom; I am dead proud.”
Harry, 17, said: “I was up against my best friend for the role and he would have been equally as capable.
“I am looking forward to working on the Sixth Form student management team. It is quite a responsibility, especially in these times.
“It is going to be different because there are restrictions on what we can do, but our role will be to try to do the best we can.”
Serena Cape was appointed Head Girl.
An outstanding academic student, Serena, from Rochdale, won The Headteacher’s Award at the school’s 2019 GCSE Awards’ Evening.
She is in the England Rugby Union U18 Development Squad for rugby and plays for West Park St Helens Girls’ U18s and Lancashire Rugby Union U18s.
She is on the Elite Performance Pathway and hopefully it will lead to a place in the England U20 squad when she goes to university.
Like his brother James, Harry too wants to study Geography, but at Lancaster University.
James said: “My time at Head Boy was cut short because of illness, but I still managed to do some of the duties and I really enjoyed the responsibility of being able to represent my school at open evenings.
“I also enjoyed making speeches, working with staff and being a part of the team.
“I am really enjoying university, Newcastle is a fantastic city, online teaching gives me more flexibility, I like the reading and the course is great.”
Head Girl that year was Charlotte Chaplin.
James and Harry’s parents Andrew and Jayne Turner, from Bacup, are delighted and very proud of their sons’ achievements.