Goodbye to Viewforth High '“ Callum Reston

Callum Reston (17) has been head boy at Viewforth for the past year, an achievement he describes as 'one of the best things' in his life so far.

Friday, 1st July 2016, 11:00 am
Callum Reston

The sport mad teenager says that the opportunities he has had at the school have been great and helped him on his future career path, to become a PE teacher.

“What Viewforth is really good at is finding the talents its pupils have and giving them the opportunities to make the most of them, which might not necessarily happen in a larger school,” he said.

“I have always been a sporty person.

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‘‘Although we don’t have a big PE department I have had great chances to take part in sports coaching, join sports clubs or even start up clubs of our own, which I have really loved doing.

“In bigger schools they have bigger numbers to cope with.

‘‘Here I have been able to focus on what I love and what I hope to do in my future.

“I was very surprised to be made head boy.

‘‘But it has been one of the best years of my life and on Friday I just delivered my final speech, which was quite an emotional one.

“I am very jealous of the pupils who are going on to enjoy the new school.

‘‘But I am also proud to have been the head boy in the final year of the current Viewforth.

“It is and will continue to be a great school with great teachers who all do their best for the pupils.

‘‘I am hoping that during my studies to become a PE teacher I will get the chance to spend more time there.”