10 September 2020

Priory's new Head Prefects commenced their duties this week by having official photographs with the Headteacher.

Head Boy Louis and Head Girl Tilly, along with their deputies Tom and Lillie,are relishing their roles for the school year ahead as well as greeting prospective families at our virtual Open Event which went live this week. 

The pupils had to come through a tough selection process to become the new Head Prefects for this school year and they can’t wait to start their important positions within Priory. These will include presentations to current staff, parents and pupils although this year their work with prospective parents and pupils will be a little different.

The Head Prefects will contribute to the effective running of the school, attend meetings, assist in the creation and management of the prefect rota and be role models, among other responsibilities. 

Louis, who had a lead part in school’s ‘We Will Rock You’ production last school year, said: “I applied for the position earlier this year and then I forgot about it. I was surprised to be Head Boy. One of the reasons I wanted to do it is I want to do performances in the future and so this role can help me, it can get me used to speaking in front of a big crowd and be likeable and entertaining. It will build my confidence and help me be better in future performances so it ties in all-round.” 

Tilly said: “It was totally unexpected, I never expected to be Head Girl and it’s a huge privilege to have such a respectful role. It will help my confidence and it will help build my character. I want to help other people and this role allows me to do that. I have already taken part in a number of public speaking competitions, I enjoy them, speaking about something I am passionate about and I like the competition element.” 

Tilly, whose sister Trista was Deputy Head Girl two years ago, has taken part in a lot of charity work over her Priory years.  “I have collected for a number of charities at Bamber Bridge Football Club, I have done bag packing in Tesco for HeartBeat and I have also been on BBC Radio Lancashire talking about my charity work. 

“I have taken GCSE Art and I would like to study Art and Design further and maybe be an interior designer in the future.” 

Deputy Head Girl Lillie said she was honoured to have achieved her new role. “I am very proud, I spent a whole day trying to write my application and I honestly never expected to be Deputy Head Girl as so many people applied for it, many of my friends. My favourite subject is History and I want to be a lawyer so this will help me get used to talking in public.” 

Tom admitted he was shocked to be awarded the role of Deputy Head Boy. “I like public speaking and I was also in We Will Rock You last school year. I like drama and we are all looking forward to creating ideas to make Priory even better.”