Head Boy & Girl 2020-2021

Nahbi Odeh

What A levels are you studying?

I am currently studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Philosophy & Ethics.

What do you like doing outside of your studies?

Outside of lesson time, I enjoy taking part in sports. These include competitive rugby and athletics with my main discipline being the triple jump. I also enjoy playing basketball socially. I have an interest in music and have learnt a range of instruments which I play in various bands.

What do you most appreciate about Leicester Grammar School?

I think I am most thankful for the variety of opportunities that Leicester Grammar has offered me. The school encourages us to do new things and to take on new challenges to be the best we can possibly be. I am grateful for the diversity in the school community. We are continually encouraged to learn about and appreciate our differences which builds a strong, supportive school community.  

How would you like to make our community even better for our pupils next year?

I would like to see these opportunities developed in the school community in the next academic year. This would be from more leadership opportunities for older students and an opportunity for students to share their knowledge and hobbies with others who may take a keen interest.

What you are planning to do when you leave LGS?

I am planning to study medicine at university once I leave the Grammar School and am also open to the opportunity of competing at a higher level in athletics.


Ellen Blaine

What A levels are you studying?

I’m currently doing Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics A-levels.

What do you like doing outside of your studies?

Outside of school I love reading lots of different types of books, and I like to draw and paint when I have the time. Mostly, I just like to relax or meet up with my friends.

What do you most appreciate about Leicester Grammar School?

I think Leicester Grammar is unique in the number of opportunities there are to take advantage of. Whatever you’re good at there’ll be something to take part in, both academically or pastorally. Personally, I’ve been involved in Young Enterprise, STEM leaders, the school play, the table tennis team, and more. Each one has brought out something in myself that surprised me. The staff put a huge amount of effort into going further than just what we learn in the classroom, all you have to do is choose to take the things on offer.

How would you like to make our community even better for our pupils next year?

I think next year will be particularly challenging, for obvious reasons, and getting back to normal in the first place will be an achievement in itself. I think what we could do to improve next year is integrating the technology we’ve all learnt to use during quarantine into our normal school lives. It’d be great if we could use our new experiences to be better organised, improve communication and perhaps add to the work of the eco-club in school in moving away from our reliance on paper.

What you are planning to do when you leave LGS?

I’m hoping to go on to study Biochemistry or Natural Sciences at University, before perhaps travelling for a year or two. I’m then thinking of a career in pharmaceuticals or something similar, which is of course a very important field at the moment. I think the dream would be to research or produce something that will go on to positively effect peoples lives.