3 June 2019

Danyal said being Head Boy in the last year has been a huge privilege. “It’s been really interesting, it has given me a different perspective on school and we have been able to make some changes which has been good.”

Danyal has a firm career path as he wants to be a criminal prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service.  “I have always been interested in the police and I like the idea of arguing in court so it combines both. It will take around seven years to achieve it but I enjoying studying so I know I will be fine.  I want to go to Runshaw College and study Philosophy, Law, European History and Government and Politics.  I have been involved in public speaking competitions both at Priory and as part of the Cadet Unit in Preston. As Head Boy, I have also had to give speeches and shown people around at interviews so it has helped my confidence.  I have also been supported by Mr Henshaw in maths competitions, which has been good fun.”

Student Matthew has also been involved in Mr Henshaw’s maths challenges, both local and national, and he is still deciding his future.

“I want to study Accounting, Maths, Chemistry and 3D Design at Runshaw College. The technology facilities at Priory are very good and that’s helped me. I have no idea what I want to do in the future though!”

Jacob might be on some of the same courses as Matthew and Danyal at Runshaw College:

“I want to do A-Levels in Accounting, Government and Politics, Economics and Maths.  I am interested in politics but I would like to be an accountant.”
Jacob, who aims to do his Duke of Edinburgh bronze award and National Citizen Service this summer, has also taken part in public speaking and the maths challenges at Priory.

Head Girl Georgia is expecting a busy summer as she wants to sign up to the Young Leaders course with South Ribble Borough Council.

“I want to become a Young Leader over the summer and then go onto Runshaw College and do a BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science,” said Georgia.

“My main sport is football as I play in midfield for Ashton Town AFC, we finished runners-up in the league and the cup this season and I have been there for around 10 years.  In school I have also played rounders and netball and taken part in athletics.  

“I have loved being Head Girl, it was a good responsibility and I loved being involved with school life.”

Finley is also looking at the BTEC Sport and Exercise Science course at Runshaw College – although it’s a big year for him in the motocross world.

Finley was twice British Champion over the last year and aims to turn professional with the Putoline Husqvarna Planet Racing Scotland team once his GCSEs are over.

“I won the Western Beach Race on Wester-Super-Mare recently which was quite an achievement but I have been struggling with an injury so haven’t raced as much as I would have liked. I move up to professional now and it’s a big year for me travelling all over the UK and competing in Europe.”

Student Lee has put aside his acting career and is now concentrating on his future plans and boxing.

“I was an extra in Coronation Street and auditioned for Hollyoaks,” said Lee. “I have moved on from that really, I have started boxing with the Lancashire School of Boxing and I am going to take it more seriously after my GCSEs.  I am going to be a Plumbing Apprentice with JTL, which is linked with Preston’s College.”

Footballer Oliver has secured a scholarship at National League side AFC Fylde.

“I was at other academies when I was younger but then I went to AFC Fylde for trials. It was really competitive and I had to have four trials but I have now signed a scholarship. It’s exciting as they have gone to Wembley twice recently and are hoping to get promoted to League Two.”

Emina has already won a prestigious prize at Priory – and hopes to take her love of physics further.  Emina was awarded the UCLAN Science Award last year for the Ogden Trust.

“That was an honour, we went to UCLAN and heard speeches and it was inspiring. I want to go to Newman College and study Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Geography, then go onto UCLan to do Astro Physics and do something with space and physics in the future.”

Sabrine is a singer in her spare time but hopes to go to Preston’s College to do a BTEC in Science and A-Level Biology.

“I have just always sung and I have performed pop songs at open evenings and things like that, it’s all self-taught. It is a hobby but I would like to do something with forensic science in the future, I watch all the TV programmes!”

Cerys has her future set out – and it involves animals!

“I have already done some volunteer work at Hillcrest Animal Hospital, will be working there over the summer and I will also do my placement there from Myerscough College next year.  I am doing Animal Studies there and will stay on to the university to do a Veterinary Nurse Degree.”

Triathlete Trista is ranked eighth in the North West at the three events – running, cycling and swimming – and she wants to be a physiotherapist in the future.

“I run for Lions Running Community, I swim once a week and enjoy cycling. I compete in the North West Series and I am eighth at the moment.  I also have taken part in charity events at school, raising funds for Rainbow House which is something I am keen on continuing. I want to go to Runshaw College to study A-Levels in Biology, PE and English Language and then hope to be a physiotherapist. It requires a lot of training but I am prepared for it!”

Zoe has her sights set on the Harrogate Army College – and hopes to secure a place.  Zoe is a staff sergeant in the Lancashire Army Cadet Force and recently, after learning First Aid, came across a road accident. She was given the Praiseworthy First Aid award for calming the victim and putting them in the recovery position.

“I had just done my First Aid so I knew what to do when I saw it happen. It was a surprise to be given the Praiseworthy First Aid certificate, I was proud. I was also presented with a prize at the Lord Lieutenants Award Ceremony recently. It will be tough getting into Harrogate, I have just sent my medical off and have to spend two days in Scotland. I want to be a Combat Medic.”