Olivia Karalius (2012 – 2017)
Former student Olivia Karalius, known as Livvy K, will unveil her album “The Journey Begins” in January 2018. Livvy spent five months creating the album in Denver, Colorado, saying “I have been working very hard over the last six months on material for my EP and I am now ready to launch. I can’t wait to perform as I have thrown my heart and soul into this project.” As well as singing, Livvy also was the winner of Top Model UK in 2017.
Livvy’s website is www.whoislivvyk.com
Katherine Jackson (2010 – 2015)
Katherine attended Burscough Priory from 2010-15 then Winstanley College from 2015-17 and was one of a number of students to find out in May 2017 that months of preparation, including work experience, interview practice and entrance exams has paid off after securing a record offer for university in medicine.
All of the successful applicants had taken part in the college’s preparatory MDV (Medics, Dentists and Vets) programme. Students were given the chance to take part in work placements, personal statement writing workshops, UKCAT and BMAT tests, and talks from external speakers on topics such as NHS structure, funding and organisation.
Further information is available on Winstanley College’s website.
|Georgia Cann (2008-2013)
My Name is Georgia Cann and I am a former student of Burscough Priory Science College. I was the Deputy Head Girl and Chair of the School Council. In my GCSEs, I got 10 A*s and 2 As and at A level I got A*AA in Maths, Further Maths and Economics.
I loved my time at Priory, it was full of opportunities for me to push myself knowing that I always have support from any teacher regardless of which opportunities I pursued. The extra curricular programme was brilliant to ensure I relieved my stress and tension and made lots of brilliant friends along the way. The guidance from my tutor, Mr Holden, my head of year, Mr Angove and all my subject teacher especially during exam periods was outstanding and I will never forget the help I received at Priory.
Class of 1986 Reunion
The year 2016 saw the 30th anniversary of the class of 1986 leaving Priory High School (as it was back in the day). Thanks to the medium of social media the year group decided that this momentous occasion needed to be marked by a reunion of the group back in Burscough where it all began.
A fun filled evening progressed with a wide and varied range of conversations. High on the list of conversations were memories of the school and the teachers we had then which, unfortunately we have found none are still teaching at Priory – nothing makes you feel older than finding all your teachers have retired!
It was nice to see how the school has moved on with the Brian Stone building with some superb facilities such as the drama studio and music classrooms. In all it was a great weekend of catching up and sharing memories – here’s to the next 30yrs! 2046 beckons and hey, we’ll only be 76 so we’ll do it again.
The Tour Group: left to right – Peter Gustafson, Sonia Bethwaite, Dr Clarke (head teacher and tour guide), Mike Marshall, Colette Owen, Leanda Ponsonby and Simon Daly.