Meet our New Head Prefects

"Get involved!... throw yourself into the experience and try and do as much as you can whilst you’ve got the opportunities.”
kyla, head prefect

Meet our New Head Prefects

We are delighted to introduce our Head Prefects for the 2024/25 academic year: Nacardo and Kyla. Our Marketing team interviewed the duo to find out more about their experiences at WGS.

Nacardo and Kyla’s WGS journeys began in Year 7, with the pair becoming good friends in Year 10 when they were part of a team of nine students who took on the gruelling annual Coast 2 Coast challenge. This experience, Kyla highlights, taught them valuable lessons about teamwork and perseverance – qualities that will undoubtedly serve them well in their new leadership roles.

Kyla is studying A Levels in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths, setting her sights on pursuing Engineering at university with an industry placement abroad. Nacardo is studying Maths, Chemistry and Economics, with an ambition to study abroad and follow his passion for athletics, or undertake a degree apprenticeship.

Their passion for WGS goes far beyond the classroom. Kyla has been a driving force in school life, playing netball, interviewing youth engagement specialist Stuart Lawrence with the Diversity Champions, and being a Student Voice Advocate. She also served as a House Vice Captain in Year 11 and embarked on last year’s South Africa Sports tour.

Music has played a key part in Nacardo’s WGS experience. The grade 5 trumpeter who was recently promoted to first chair trumpet, also enjoys playing the piano recreationally and is teaching himself to play the guitar. Additionally, Nacardo has had an important role in growing basketball at WGS and has consistently participated in athletics competitions throughout his time here. In Year 10, Nacardo's leadership as captain led the boys' athletics team to a city championship win – a first for the School! Both Nacardo and Kyla’s athletic achievements culminated in a shared victory in last year's pentathlon.

Beyond the school gates, Kyla has been busy championing environmental causes through the Wolverhampton Youth Council, promoting recycling initiatives and even meeting with local MPs to discuss youth concerns. Meanwhile, Nacardo has been volunteering at a local youth centre, giving back to the community.

When asked what they value most about WGS, both Kyla and Nacardo emphasise the strong sense of community fostered by the House System, particularly the way it connects younger and older year groups. Kyla cherishes her positive relationships with teachers, highlighting the supportive and friendly atmosphere that makes her want to come back and visit in the future.

For those considering joining WGS, Kyla's message is clear: "Get involved!... throw yourself into the experience and try and do as much as you can whilst you’ve got the opportunities”. Nacardo encourages new students to: "Have trust and faith in yourself… focus on your own progress, take one step at a time, and be okay with failure and learning from your mistakes.”

How would they describe WGS in just three words? "Family; Opportunity; Vibrant." With their infectious enthusiasm and dedication to the School, Kyla and Nacardo are sure to lead a successful and memorable year at Wolverhampton Grammar School and we wish them the best of luck.


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