19 July 2018

John Willmott’s young ambassadors Aaron and Savannah take on new leadership roles

We catch up with two young leaders from John Willmott School, who each played a key part in the ATLP Student Awards Ceremony.

Aaron Chauhan, captain of excellence

Year 10 student Aaron Chauhan is a credit to his school. Not only is the young leader part of the Student Council, but he is also the newly appointed House Captain for Lancaster and will begin his role in September when he begins year 11.

Aaron was invited to join up with the ATLP Student Leadership Team, after they organised this year’s ATLP Student Awards Ceremony. He took his role as an awards presenter very seriously and did an incredible job handing out awards and reading testimonials.

Commenting on the awards, he said:

It was a fantastic opportunity to be part of such an event. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the other schools and being able to celebrate together.”

In September, Aaron will begin his new role in earnest. The former Osborne Primary School pupil said:

I’m really proud to have been appointed and look forward to working with other students.”

Aaron pictured at the 2018 ATLP Student Awards, New Hall Hotel

Headteacher Tracey Peters said:

Aaron is one of those exceptional students who regularly displays leadership qualities, such as teamwork, decision-making and being extremely organised! Whether it’s in class or helping out others, he is an individual who is committed to giving his best to school life – I predict a bright future for him.”



Savannah Lea, exceptional role model

Savannah Lea is also used to leading from the front. She is a 14-18 Explorer and young leader with the 10th Sutton Coldfield Sea Scouts.

The former Wylde Green Primary School pupil volunteers to help younger children in a range of activities and is often away at weekends supporting camp.

It’s no surprise then, that this determined young woman was nominated for the Community Service (secondary school) award at the 2018 ATLP Student Awards ceremony. Her glowing nomination said she is:

an excellent role model who freely gives her time to help others.”

Savannah has just been nominated as the House Ambassador for Wellington. When she returns to school after the holidays in September in year 11, she will be doing her best to represent students in her house and across John Willmott.

Savannah, pictured front row right, with the John Willmott Students and their families, who were nominated for an ATLP Student Award. Headteacher Tracey Peters is pictured on the back row.

But that’s not all….

During a recent Sea Scouts raft race event in Sutton Park, Savannah received a surprise award from none other than Birmingham Scouts’ county commissioner, Andrew Lloyd.

“It was a complete surprise,” said Savannah, who received the Commissioner’s Commendation Award for her ‘inspiring and outstanding devotion to supporting Scouting across all sections of the 10th Sutton Coldfield Scout Group within weekly meetings, water activities and camps.’

Savannah said:

It was really nice of them to give me the award and made it such a special and memorable day.” 

Headteacher Tracey Peters said:

Savannah is a selfless and dynamic young woman who always does her best to support others. She was nominated for being a role model and really embodies what being a great leader is all about – generosity of spirit and a desire to succeed in all that she does. We are incredibly proud of all that she does.”