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Georgia takes leading role in swap

PUBLISHED: 18:03 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:53 03 July 2010

THE DEPUTY: Georgia Smith

THE DEPUTY: Georgia Smith

ACTING as a school deputy head for a day has certainly given young Georgia Smith an insight into the teaching world - and she loved it.

The 12 year old, along with acting head Liam Robinson, also 12, were chosen to take over the day to day running of St Nicholas Priory Middle School in Great Yarmouth last week, sending headteacher Mark Adams back into the classroom.

ACTING as a school deputy head for a day has certainly given young Georgia Smith an insight into the teaching world - and she loved it.

The 12 year old, along with acting head Liam Robinson, also 12, were chosen to take over the day to day running of St Nicholas Priory Middle School in Great Yarmouth last week, sending headteacher Mark Adams back into the classroom.

Articulate Georgia revealed afterwards that “everything went really well.”

She said: “We had to visit every classroom to see how lessons were going and also visited the cook to ensure the catering was being done properly for school dinners.”

There were other tasks as well for Georgia and Liam including staying behind while their classroom friends went home, in order to clear up and check everything was okay. They also had to finish off a newsletter for parents which went out on Friday.

But Georgia said: “I didn't mind because that was all part of the job. I knew it would involve doing other stuff.”

Georgia is thinking of becoming a teacher as one of her options - the other is working with animals.

However, if she did go into teaching she would plump for the subject of English, and added: “I like it and have always been good at the written word.”

Georgia is the daughter of Angie and Doug and she has a younger sister, nine year old Abbie, who goes to the same school. And Abbie was “very good” while big sister was in charge, Georgia reported.

“Everyone was very good,” she said. “I would like to do it again, definitely.”

Year seven pupils at St Nicholas' who were interested in applying for the positions had to complete a genuine headteacher applciation form and say why they ought to be considered for the role. They also had to provide a referee.

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