Chief prefect at school

  • rocknrollelena

    Senior Member
    Italy, Italian
    Hello! I don't think they exist here. I've never heard of anything like that, except from Harry Potter's book. Can you explain what exactly is that?


    UK, English
    Well, the prefects at school represent the students. They are normally responsable for running certain things at the school (like school events, or often enforcing discipline) and they normally have special priviliges too. They are either chosen by the staff of the school, or they are voted in by the students.

    I hope I haven't made that too complicated!


    Senior Member
    Italy, Italian
    Thanks, you made it perfectly clear. I think the system is a bit different here, but we have something similar that we call "rappresentanti di istituto" (for the whole school) o "rappresentanti di classe" (if it's just for one class). I hope this helps!