HEAD Boy of Haslingden High School Harry Turner is following in his brother’s footsteps.

Harry Turner, 17, is looking to follow in his brother James' footsteps who was accepted for the role two years ago.

He said: “I was up against my best friend for the role and he would have been equally as capable.

“I am looking forward to working on the Sixth Form student management team. It is quite a responsibility, especially in these times.

“It is going to be different because there are restrictions on what we can do, but our role will be to try to do the best we can.”

James Turner, who turns 20 this Friday (November 13), started a BA degree in Geography at Newcastle University this year.

He said: “It has been such a difficult year for him with the pandemic and lessons over Zoom; I am dead proud.”

Like his brother James, Harry too wants to study Geography, but at Lancaster University.

James said: “My time at Head Boy was cut short because of illness, but I still managed to do some of the duties and I really enjoyed the responsibility of being able to represent my school at open evenings.

“I also enjoyed making speeches, working with staff and being a part of the team."

James and Harry’s parents Andrew and Jayne Turner, from Bacup, are delighted and very proud of their sons’ achievements.

An outstanding academic student, Serena, from Rochdale, was appointed Head Girl and won The Headteacher’s Award at the school’s 2019 GCSE Awards’ Evening.

She is in the England Rugby Union U18 Development Squad for rugby and plays for West Park St Helens Girls’ U18s and Lancashire Rugby Union U18s.

She is on the Elite Performance Pathway and hopefully it will lead to a place in the England U20 squad when she goes to university.