Head Girl's Blog: To succeed or not to succeed?

When I was announced as Head Girl I was flooded with feelings varying from happiness, pride and anticipation for what was to come. A range of question filled my mind: Will people like me? Will I be a good leader? And my biggest query: what am I going to wear to Commemoration?

I don’t pretend to know everything, unless I am in my history class where I nod and act like I know when the War of Jenkins Ear was,(from  1739-1748 if anyone would like to know). I enjoy taking risks and challenging myself, it must be said that some work and others don’t. However, I advocate trying new things regardless of the outcomes as I can safely say that I have learnt more from making mistakes and pushing myself than I have by cushioning myself in my comfort zone. I believe that continuous improvement is extremely important and vital if you want success in anything.

The day I was elected Head Girl also sadly coincided with the tragic events of the Brussels Attacks. The juxtaposition of emotions I felt was overwhelming and I truly hope that all the innocent people involved may get peace. It is at times like this that we need strong leaders to fight for justice for all and to stand up for what is right. We need them to work alongside others to reach an outcome that promotes unity and friendship. We need them to do everything they can to prevent another attack like this happening again and stop more innocent people from getting hurt.

I am proud to say that I am a leader at Queen’s and I promise two things: first that I will always work for the greater good of everyone in the school, and secondly that I will always do my best to help everyone achieve their best.            `

‘When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.’ Mignon Mclaughlin