Meet our boys
Dan L, Deputy Head Boy 2017-18
Not many schools are younger than the students they teach, yet having been at NSB from year one through to year thirteen, I’ve had the chance to grow with the school, from it’s formation to its ten year anniversary and beyond, and there will certainly be a bittersweet element when I leave this year.
While so much about the school and myself has changed throughout my time here, such as the pupils and staff coming and going or both mine and the school’s appearance changing quite dramatically (hopefully for the better), the one thing that has stuck with me, and will do so forever, is my passion and love for sport, particularly football.
As a result of this, I am currently studying Maths, Biology and Psychology at A level with the hope to study Sport and Exercise Science at either Bath or Loughborough University, both of which I am fortunate enough to have received offers for. As much as I would like to put this solely down to the hard work that I have put in during the years, such as completing an EPQ last year titled “Can 50 Years of the England National Football Team Failing at International Tournaments be Explained by a Lack of Appreciation of Psychology?”, I can’t emphasise enough how much I owe to the School.
As one of the Deputy Head Boys at the school I have given a number of speeches to students and parents about the School and what it has to offer, and there is one particular line I always include. This is that if you take every opportunity offered to you by the school, when it comes to applying for University, your personal statement will write itself. My personal statement, which contributed to receiving five offers from universities, included my EPQ, Duke of Edinburgh Award and my role as Deputy Head Boy, all of which were opportunities handed to me on a silver platter from the School. Of course, it’s about what you make of these opportunities that determines your future, yet the School certainly sends you in the right direction.
I have loved every minute of my school journey, and I know for certain that I will look back on my NSB days with great fondness.
Tom Q, Head Boy 2017-18
I joined Newcastle School for Boys in 2013 after leaving a local middle school. Newcastle School for Boys has motivated me to want to succeed. This has been achieved through a supportive yet demanding environment, coupled with an excellent co-curricular programme.
Joining NSB has transformed my grades from below average to excelling. I am currently studying, Philosophy and Ethics, History and Economics and Business at A level. I am on the way to completing my gold Duke of Edinburgh award and I am an active member of the school debating and politics clubs.
I have many positive memories of my time at NSB, like trips to London and Florida, as well as taking part in some very successful charity events. As Head Boy, I aim to promote the fact that hard work pays off and introduce some positive, genuine change within the school. This year, NSB has a really strong prefect team and I look forward to working with them to implement new ideas, whilst being approachable and supportive of other boys’ ideas.
Newcastle School for Boys has motivated me to want to succeed. This has been achieved through a supportive environment yet demanding environment, coupled with an excellent co-curricular programme.