13 September 2023

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Priory's new Head Prefects will begin their role at our Open Evening and are relishing their new responsibilities. 

Martha, Alex, Lewis and Cameron were selected following a hustings which was held in the last week of the summer term. 

Candidates had to make a presentation for three-five minutes on the following: 

“Imagine you are presenting at Priory’s Open Evening and you are required to give a talk on the academic and pastoral aspects of the school. What would you say to portray the school in the best possible light?” 

Staff and Year 11 pupils then voted on their preferred choice and these four were worthy winners. 

Alex, who says he is in every sports team he can be, admitted: “I was terrified giving my speech! I talked about what the school does for you – there is so much to do, whether it’s academic or sports. 

“I also said there is something on offer for everyone to get involved in. I must admit we only had to talk for three-five minutes but it felt like 20! I was surprised I had been selected.” 

Lewis said: “I talked about the facilities and how supportive the teachers were. I also talked about how they could find your interests. In Year 7 I would never have thought I would be interested in drama, it wasn’t even on my radar, and now I want to take it further at college. Miss Howell is one of my favourite teachers and she has made a really big impression on me. I have been in the shows Mary Poppins and Matilda and I would say, while I was never shy, my confidence has increased a lot.” 

Martha said: “I discussed how the teachers were really helpful and supportive and the confidence I have got from my teachers. I like History and PE. I was shocked when I heard I had been selected.” 

Cameron, who wants to be a lawyer, said: “As well as all the above, I talked about how welcoming and inclusive Priory is. It’s a friendly school.” 

The appointment of Head Prefects, House Captains and Prefects is an important aspect of Priory’s reward system.  Year 11s are given this responsibility to demonstrate they can represent the school in a positive and mature manner.  They will have had good attendance and discipline and are expected to take part in school events and extra-curricular activities.  

Our Head Prefects' first big role will be to welcome prospective pupils and parents at Priory’s Open Evening on Thursday, 21 September when they will also be taking families on tours of the school.

For further information about the Open Evening, go to >> https://www.priory.lancs.sch.uk/events/2023-09-21-open-evening-2023

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