Hot Chocolate Drop in for Year 7+
From 15th January 2019 we will be inviting any Year 7+ pupils to drop into school for a cup of hot chocolate and a catch up between 3.45 and 4.30pm. on Tuesdays. We would love to hear how you are getting on in your new schools and you can always be sure of a friendly, familiar face and a listening ear. Hope to see you soon!
Calling all past pupils!
This page is dedicated to news and information about any of our past pupils – e.g details/memories of when they attended St Wilfrid’s and news of what they are doing now. It would be in the form of a paragraph or two and photographs would be welcome too, if available.
If you would like to contribute to this page please send in your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please spread the word – it would be fantastic to hear from our past pupils!
Thank you to those who have contributed so far….
Daniel Barnett (left St Wilfrid’s 2008)
Upon leaving St Wilfrid’s I started secondary school at Lancaster Royal Grammar School when I spent the next 7 years. There I participated in a wide range of sports but particularly focused on music and singing. Outside of secondary school my singing took centre stage, joining the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. I sang with them for 5 years with a particular highlight being a tour to China and Hong Kong.
In 2015 I was offered a place to study medicine at the University of Leeds which I am now in my fourth year of. This year I am taking a year out from medicine to intercalate in a BSc in International Health which involves me planning and undertaking my own research abroad later in the year. Alongside my studies, I have kept up my music, conducting the university chamber choir for the past two years. This has been a huge amount of fun with tours to Budapest and Prague just some of the highlights.
I look back on my time at St Wilfrid’s, over a decade ago now, with tremendous fondness and full of joy.
I am on the middle row of the photo, 5th from the left
I came to St Wilfrid’s in 1985 and left in 1992. I spent 2 years down at the Old School which is now houses! Mr Webster was headmaster.
I was very naughty at school and often in trouble! I remember having to go and see Mr Webster because I’d put everyone’s PE bags down the toilets! (I did have an accomplice!) and running away from school one lunch time and getting sent back by the Lollipop lady!
After Halton School I went to Carnforth High School, then Lancaster and Morecambe College where I gained a Diploma in Science, I then went on to do my nurse training at University of Cumbria and I know work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Breast Care
My 2 children now attend Halton school, thankfully they are much better behaved than I was!!!!
Holly left St Wilfrid’s in 2002 where she made some very happy memories and enduring friendships. Although Holly loved school, she was never happier than when she was performing (usually dance or acrobatics) in school plays and talent shows. Being on stage and learning new performance skills was and still is, a great passion. Her dedication and commitment to her art saw her winning a wealth of regional and national titles for dance and ‘The UK’s Most Talented Circus Performer’ at age 15. Her prize included several solo performances at the famous Blackpool Tower Circus with her aerial hoop act.
After A’ Levels, Holly spent 3 years at The National Centre for Circus Arts in London, where she gained a BA Degree in Circus Arts, specialising in aerial hoop. Within a month of graduating, Holly gained her first contract with Warner Brothers in the ‘Batman Live World Arena Tour’ as an acrobat and dancer, touring North America.
Next followed a contract in Singapore in a brand new circus musical ‘Lightseeker’and then came the most memorable and enjoyable contract with the BBC in a brand new prime time Saturday night show ‘Tumble’ where professional gymnasts and acrobats were paired with celebrities in a ‘Strictly’ type format involving all styles of gymnastic routines. Holly was delighted to be paired with Ian H Watkins (‘H’) of the pop group ‘Steps.’ They were the only couple to score four perfect tens from the judges. Short contracts in Manchester and Jordan soon followed.
Since 2016, Holly has been performing in ‘Step Up All In’, a brand new dance show in Dubai where she currently lives.
Holly’s message would be “follow your dreams, with hard work and determination, anything is possible!”