On a cold and drizzly Tuesday morning, after the Term 2 Citizenship winners had had their photograph taken by Phil Benge, Wellesley Media Team journalist Tyler managed to catch some boys for a quick interview.
First from the senior syndicate Tyler spoke to Theo from 7/8B
Tyler: What do you think you did to deserve citizenship?
Theo: I showed my classmates empathy and respect and I like to help lots of people out. That’s why I think I got citizenship.
Tyler: Have you had citizenship before?
Theo: Yes, I have had it before, but it was a few years ago.
Tyler: Does it mean a lot to you to have citizenship?
Theo: It’s really nice that my classmates recognize that I am showing the values of the school and helping out when I can.
Then Joe from 5F from the middle syndicate still smiling after his second Citizenship photo in as many years.
Tyler: What does getting citizenship mean to you?
Joe: It means that you are a good citizen and that you show others what the school and its values are about.
Tyler: I see you have a citizenship badge already, when did you get it and how does it make you feel?
Joe: I got citizenship before when I was in Year 4, it was nice that classmates can see that I try hard. Being able to wear a citizenship badge on my blazer makes me happy.
Finally, Tyler managed to catch Arthur in Year 1.
Tyler: How do you feel about getting citizenship
Arthur: It makes me so happy and so excited, and I got to go to the Pav after school as a treat. Having the photo today was a little bit scary, but I pulled my socks up and I did a nice big smile.