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Year 13 Common Room

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As Year 13 students, we are currently in the most important year of our schooling career. As well as leading the school and juggling schoolwork, we are meant to find time to decide on what we want to do with our future and balance our out of school life with our in school one. So in school we need a dedicated environment, where we can go to relax, study and bond as a year group. We should not have this privledge taken away from us because of the actions of Year 13s 6 years ago.

In independent periods, we are meant to use the library as a study space. However, when there are no free computers to do assessments on, loud students distracting us and the inability to even eat, how are we meant to focus and get work done? If we had a designated space to go, this would not be an issue. We have tried to negotiate with the librarian and this hasn't worked. There needs to be another option so our learning can be effective.

At lunchtimes, we were told we need to interact with other students. Yet, we are not allowed in the junior block. This contradiction means that there is no purpose of us being role models to students as no one is around us, and we aren't even allowed to sit and eat in some of the new classrooms. Because there isn't much space, we revert to our friend groups and hardly interact with other Year 13s. If we were allowed a space, with a microwave and couches, this would mean we could have a space to relax and eat at lunch, so our year group would bond better to ensure we are more effective leaders for the school.

Thus, we implore you to give us at least an opportunity to have a common room for our year group. This could be an important step in ensuring not only ours, but other years groups too, will interact and bond with each other. To not even give us a chance to prove you wrong is unfair.

Thank you

-Year 13

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