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Photographs from the Priory Prom 2016 can be found on the link below.
Orders for photo’s can be placed until 30th July.
“Should we stay or should we go?” was among the crucial questions raised by Priory School students when Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond visited for a special EU Referendum Q&A session.
Over 40 students from ages 11 to 16 had asked to join the session, and spent an hour grilling Mrs Drummond MP over a range of issues concerning the upcoming vote.
Some of the topics covered included the possible impact of remaining and leaving on immigration, employment, education, terrorism, the future of Portsmouth, deforestation and even Boris Johnson!
Senior Assistant Headteacher Gary Green said: “The range and depth of some of the questions from pupils was absolutely astounding. Many had really done their research and came with prepared questions.”
“There was a lot of different opinions in the room,” said Year 8 student Wikitoria Lasocka, “Mrs Drummond MP did a really good job of answering all the points really carefully, fairly and clearly”.
Another student, Scarlett Thomas added: “She put forward a good case for remaining but I was also really impressed with how she put both sides of the argument across, which allowed us to make up our own minds.”
Mrs Drummond MP was clearly impressed by the rigour of the students’ arguments. She told the group: “Priory students always ask the best questions, that’s why I always enjoy coming here. I urge you all to keep it up!”
Speaking about the event, Headteacher Stewart Vaughan commented “This is another example of the excellent opportunities we strive to provide our students at Priory School. Preparing students to be active and engaged citizens is a key part of our vision”.
From left: Wikitoria Lasocka, Faras Seibou, Flick Drummond MP, Byron Homer, Scarlett Thomas.
***Press Release*** Renowned physicist visits his former school to take pupils on a journey through the cosmos. ***
From Priory School to infinity and beyond
Renowned physicist visits his former school to take pupils on a journey through the cosmos.
Science students at Priory School were held spellbound this week with a special lecture from famous scientist, TV broadcaster and former Priory student Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE.
The celebrated Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Surrey covered astonishing topics such as time travel, alternative universes and space exploration, and took a range of challenging questions from the inquisitive students.
The lecture was part of the school’s STEM programme designed to inspire the pupils to become future innovators and leaders in technology and engineering industries.
Year 10 student Luke Blay said: “Professor Al-Khalili really inspired me, he was so fascinating. It’s awesome that we have Priory School in common.”
“It has really made me think about studying physics in more depth at university,” he added.
As Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University, Professor Al-Khalili has long been passionate about supporting our next generation of scientists. The lecture was also attended by students from The Petersfield School and Bohunt School in Liphook, partner schools within Bohunt Education Trust.
Priory Headteacher Stewart Vaughan said: “Welcoming such a wonderful role model as former Priory student Professor Al Khalili demonstrates to our students that they can achieve outstanding success, whatever their chosen field, through commitment and hard work.”