Head Girl Application Letter

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    Hello! I am so bad at writing applications so I would appreciate any criticism and advice concerning my head girl application!

    Dear ________,
    I am writing to express my interest in the role of head girl. This is something that is very far out of my comfort zone but I am applying because I believe that it will challenge me in an incredibly beneficial way. Since it became apparent to me that I could apply, I have thought about the role in depth and what I could bring to it. I believe that three questions will help me best show how much the role would mean to me. These three questions are:
    Why would I like to be head girl?
    What would I like to achieve as head girl?
    What can I bring to the role?

    Why would I like to be head girl?
    As someone who tends to stay within their comfort zone I believe that this role would help to improve my confidence and my feelings towards public speaking. I have always shied away from roles that had a large impact on the community around me (sticking to smaller roles such as ecological representative) due to my low confidence. However, recently I have participated in NCS and started work which has meant that my confidence has grown and I feel that this role would help it to grow even more. To me, the role is about supporting the school and helping those who attend it. Since the first day I have felt supported by my peers and _________ staff so this role would be an amazing chance to give something back.
    What would I like to achieve as head girl?
    I would like to make sure that every girl at _________ has a chance to have a say in what happens at their school. By listening to students from all years you can better understand how to improve and adapt to suit everyone’s needs and expectations. I would like to set up a way for students to get their ideas and criticisms to me so I can better reflect the whole school as head girl and help provide a relaxing, calm and enjoyable school environment for everyone.
    What can I bring to the role?
    I am good at planning events and I believe that this is very important for a head girl candidate. I like to think of myself as someone who has creative ideas so I believe that I would be able to think of new ways to fund-raise and plan events. I am someone who works well both by themselves and within a group. I always think of the well-being of those in a group with me. An example of this is my Duke of Edinburgh Practice walk, I had dislocated my knee a week before this was meant to take place yet I still participated so that my teammates would not have to wait two months or so before they could attempt it again. I pride myself on my ability to look at things from someone else’s perspective and believe myself to be a very caring person. Not only would I be able to bring my skills to this role but this role can benefit me greatly, it can improve my confidence and I can better develop my skills.
    In conclusion, I am putting myself forward for the role of head girl because I strongly believe I bring a genuine interest in representing students within the school and making _________ a calm environment where girls can feel at ease.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this,
    ___________
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    (Original post by lclwsr)
    Hello! I am so bad at writing applications so I would appreciate any criticism and advice concerning my head girl application!

    Dear ________,
    I am writing to express my interest in the role of head girl. This is something that is very far out of my comfort zone but I am applying because I believe that it will challenge me in an incredibly beneficial way. Since it became apparent to me that I could apply, I have thought about the role in depth and what I could bring to it. I believe that three questions will help me best show how much the role would mean to me. These three questions are:
    Why would I like to be head girl?
    What would I like to achieve as head girl?
    What can I bring to the role?

    Why would I like to be head girl?
    As someone who tends to stay within their comfort zone I believe that this role would help to improve my confidence and my feelings towards public speaking. I have always shied away from roles that had a large impact on the community around me (sticking to smaller roles such as ecological representative) due to my low confidence. However, recently I have participated in NCS and started work which has meant that my confidence has grown and I feel that this role would help it to grow even more. To me, the role is about supporting the school and helping those who attend it. Since the first day I have felt supported by my peers and _________ staff so this role would be an amazing chance to give something back.
    What would I like to achieve as head girl?
    I would like to make sure that every girl at _________ has a chance to have a say in what happens at their school. By listening to students from all years you can better understand how to improve and adapt to suit everyone’s needs and expectations. I would like to set up a way for students to get their ideas and criticisms to me so I can better reflect the whole school as head girl and help provide a relaxing, calm and enjoyable school environment for everyone.
    What can I bring to the role?
    I am good at planning events and I believe that this is very important for a head girl candidate. I like to think of myself as someone who has creative ideas so I believe that I would be able to think of new ways to fund-raise and plan events. I am someone who works well both by themselves and within a group. I always think of the well-being of those in a group with me. An example of this is my Duke of Edinburgh Practice walk, I had dislocated my knee a week before this was meant to take place yet I still participated so that my teammates would not have to wait two months or so before they could attempt it again. I pride myself on my ability to look at things from someone else’s perspective and believe myself to be a very caring person. Not only would I be able to bring my skills to this role but this role can benefit me greatly, it can improve my confidence and I can better develop my skills.
    In conclusion, I am putting myself forward for the role of head girl because I strongly believe I bring a genuine interest in representing students within the school and making _________ a calm environment where girls can feel at ease.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this,
    ___________
    Personally I don't think your way of talking yourself down and then saying how huge a change it'll be 'eg sticking to smaller roles before.. but now..' or 'this is far out of my comfort zone but...' works. I appreciate what you're trying to say but personally that comes across badly rather than good. If you agree, reword it or remove it or something. Also, if you have more experience, talk about it though it is difficult to have lots of experience by y11.
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    Surely that kinf of role needs something like this

    'As somebody from a much more well off background that 99% of the students and who speaks with a plumb in my throat I would be perfect for the role.
    Thanks to my background I can bring my top of the range macbook to the role loaded with loads of software that you probably won't have even heard of, in order to make fancy posters and graphs to show how successful my time as headboy/girl is going.
    My background will also be advantageous in recruiting new pupils to the school as no one wants their child to go to a school full of the working classes, and with me and my equally posh friends being the face of the school parents won't realise thats what we actually are.
    Even if you don't think of that the above is truthful just think of all the money my Daddy can provide to the school if I am successful (He's a Lawyer/Banker don't you know).'
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Personally I don't think your way of talking yourself down and then saying how huge a change it'll be 'eg sticking to smaller roles before.. but now..' or 'this is far out of my comfort zone but...' works. I appreciate what you're trying to say but personally that comes across badly rather than good. If you agree, reword it or remove it or something. Also, if you have more experience, talk about it though it is difficult to have lots of experience by y11.
    Thank you! Yeah I'm not very good at selling myself so I'll reword it. Thank you again!
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    (Original post by AlexS101)
    Surely that kinf of role needs something like this

    'As somebody from a much more well off background that 99% of the students and who speaks with a plumb in my throat I would be perfect for the role.
    Thanks to my background I can bring my top of the range macbook to the role loaded with loads of software that you probably won't have even heard of, in order to make fancy posters and graphs to show how successful my time as headboy/girl is going.
    My background will also be advantageous in recruiting new pupils to the school as no one wants their child to go to a school full of the working classes, and with me and my equally posh friends being the face of the school parents won't realise thats what we actually are.
    Even if you don't think of that the above is truthful just think of all the money my Daddy can provide to the school if I am successful (He's a Lawyer/Banker don't you know).'
    Think you've got me a little wrong. I'm not posh at all and I'm not wealthy. But thank you anyway!
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    (Original post by lclwsr)
    Think you've got me a little wrong. I'm not posh at all and I'm not wealthy. But thank you anyway!
    Its not you, its the stereotypical headgirl/boy that most schools seem to end up with
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    (Original post by AlexS101)
    Its not you, its the stereotypical headgirl/boy that most schools seem to end up with
    That's very true! The head girl from last year seems really nice though! I don't think I'll get the role but I thought it would be fun to apply.
 
 
 
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