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    MAKING PLANS: Horsham College has elected school leaders for 2022. Pictured, from left, are vice-captains Amber Schellens and Hugo Chincarini, and captains Yasinta Grosser and Bart Turgoose. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham College captains Yasinta and Bart embrace new roles

Horsham College’s new school captains are hoping COVID-19 lockdowns are a thing of the past as they look to advocate for the student body in 2022. 

Bart Turgoose and Yasinta Grosser have been elected school captains, with Amber Schellens and Hugo Chincarini named vice-captains.

Bart said the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions had made it difficult for recent school leaders to achieve their goals.

“It was hard on them trying to do what they wanted to do for the students while staying home and not able to get out of lockdown,” he said.

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“It would have been rough on them the past couple of years.”

Bart and Yasinta said they planned to be proactive, seeking feedback from students throughout the school.

“We want to see what they want done,” Bart said.

“Really, it’s not going to impact us, what we do, because we’re not going to be here the following year. So, let’s do something for the younger kids who are going to be here for the next four to five years.”

Yasinta is looking forward to getting stuck into the role. 

“It’s a privilege because we get to represent the school and the students’ point of view on the school, so that’s exciting,” she said. 

“Fingers crossed for no more lockdowns next year.”

Bart said he and Yasinta enjoyed their first official outing, laying a wreath at a Horsham Remembrance Day service. 

“It was good to get back out in the public events world again and seeing some people,” he said. 

“I think it’s really good just to be able to step up as young leaders in the community and be able to represent our school for all those special events and be somewhat of a face for Horsham College for 2022.”

– Sarah Matthews 

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