NEW student officers at Steyning Grammar School were announced at the annual Reflections service.
Head boy Jack Crossfield, head girl Holly Duckett, deputy head girl Holly Kool and deputy head boy Harry Diserns passed over the leadership baton to the newly-elected student officers during the service at The Dome in Worthing on Friday.
Unusually, there will be two deputy head boys for the next school year, as there was a tie in the voting.
The new team is head boy Ross Cusdin, deputy head boys William Carey and Christopher Nixon, head girl Olivia Cleary and deputy head girl Isabelle Green.
After the service, Jack and Holly spoke of the successes of their year as head boy and girl, which included a record sum raised for charities.
The service, which marked the 400th year with a special Lifetime Achievement Award for Steyning Grammar School, was attended by more than 500 students, staff, governors and guests.
Also in the audiences were former head boys and girls, their deputies, and the head boys and girls of boarding since 2009.
All their names have been detailed on a new commemorative honours board, which will be placed outside the headmaster’s office.
The former student officers led the lighting of the candles on a huge cake to the backdrop of a film of fireworks.
A special blessing was given by school chaplain, the Rev Peter Butchers.
During the service, solo performances were given by Steyning Has Talent winning vocalists Feyi Bello and Oliver de Savigny.
For to full story on the service and awards handed out, see tomorrow’s Steyning Herald