The Rosary Catholic Primary School Alumni
My name is Hollie Geraghty and I’m a freelance culture journalist and copywriter. I have a bachelor of arts history degree from the University of Southampton and a gold-standard NCTJ journalism diploma. I contribute to various websites, magazines and newspapers covering topics spanning music, film, dance and more. Throughout my five years working in the media, I have been lucky enough to attend red carpet premieres, cover overseas music festivals and interview stars like Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding and Mark Ronson.
I can trace the beginnings of my creative streak back to my primary school years at the Rosary, which were some of the most formative of my life. In addition to the wonderful community spirit that was fostered throughout the school, I was afforded many artistic opportunities like learning to play the guitar, Irish dancing at cultural showcases and singing in the choir at the O2 arena. When I left the Rosary in 2007, I had the confidence to put myself forward for any and every club at secondary school, before continuing with higher education and eventually moving into the working world. Having grown up with two parents who have worked at the Rosary for as long as I can remember, I’m very lucky that the school has continued to be in my life long after I left, and serves as a constant reminder of my gratitude to have attended a school that allowed me to be myself and pursue all of my passions.
Hi, my name is LeAnn, and I am so grateful for the support that I received from The Rosary Catholic Primary School. I left The Rosary in 2015 with many fond memories, thanks to the brilliant staff at this school. The committed and patient approach of the teachers enabled me to reach my academic goals, boosting my confidence while paving the way for many more goals and aspirations in the future. I had the freedom to discover my passions and grow as an individual - from aerobics clubs, chess competitions and exciting school trips; teachers were dedicated to helping pupils find their interests.
The positive atmosphere at the school was invaluable in helping me build friendships and instilled a strong interest in learning, which eased my transition into secondary school and continued to help me through GCSEs and A Levels. I have joined for Medicine at Lancaster University, and I know that I would not be where I am today without the support of The Rosary Catholic Primary School. I would highly recommend this school to any potential students.
After my time at the Rosary, I went on to do my GCSE's and A levels, graduated from University and have spent over 15 years working in film and television. Starting my career in the industry at Cineworld head office, moving on to an independent film production company who I still consult for, alongside nearly 7 years at Sky Television now, across 3 different roles. It has been a great career so far, working in a field I am passionate about.
Reflecting upon my school years, I find myself transported back to the time I spent at The Rosary School, where joy and learning intertwined in perfect harmony. From the moment I stepped into the welcoming school, I was enveloped by an atmosphere of warmth and genuine care. The teachers, with their infectious passion and dedication, played an instrumental role in shaping not only my academic growth but also my character development.
Each day was filled with knowledge and discovery. The teachers went above and beyond to make learning an engaging and exciting experience. Their innovative teaching methods sparked curiosity, encouraging us to think critically and explore the world around us. Games to learn our times tables and growing plants in the light and a dark cupboard standing out particularly. They nurtured our unique talents, patiently guiding us through challenges while celebrating every milestone achieved. I fondly recall the countless moments of encouragement, the heartfelt applause for our accomplishments, and the unwavering support they provided during both triumphs and trials.
Beyond the classroom, the school itself was a haven of creativity and exploration. Its vibrant corridors echoed with laughter and friendship, while the wonderful conservation area and playground provided great backdrops for our youthful adventures. The school fostered a sense of community, bringing together students from diverse backgrounds and nurturing an inclusive and harmonious environment. The friendships I forged there have stood the test of time and remain an integral part of my life to this day.
With unwavering conviction, I wholeheartedly recommend my beloved primary school to future generations. It is a place where dreams take flight and where a solid foundation for lifelong learning is established. The caring and talented teachers, coupled with the school's commitment to excellence, ensure that each child receives the attention and support they deserve.
Looking forward with the knowledge the school is now under the leadership of my very first teacher from year 3 - Miss Bass, I am filled with confidence in the school's continued excellent standards and excitement at the prospect of enrolling my own son here when he is old enough. I have absolutely no doubt that he will be greeted by the same outstanding educational experience and caring environment that shaped my own formative years.
To all the teachers and staff who made my primary school journey an unforgettable one, I express my deepest gratitude. You have instilled in me a lifelong love of learning, and for that, I am eternally grateful. My time at this exceptional school will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I am honoured to share my experiences and with my fullest encouragement, recommend it to others.
My name is James Hynes and I currently work as a junior sous chef at Porthgwidden Beach Café in St Ives, Cornwall. I trained to be a chef at the University of West London and am currently waiting to start the Chef managers’ course at Truro and Penwith College. I enjoy working in the industry as it gives me the opportunity to experiment with new recipes, work alongside experienced chefs and challenge my own creativity in producing and delivering food that not only looks good but tastes delicious. I have a passion for food and cooking and genuinely enjoy the whole process of procuring, preparing, cooking and serving food. Chefing has instilled in me a high level of discipline and dedication. I have learnt that to be a successful chef being organised and prepared are essential skills.
I am a past pupil of the Rosary and I am grateful for the foundation that was laid during my formative years here. The school not only helped me grow but encouraged and supported me to make the most of my abilities and always strive for the best that I can be. Being part of the school helped me to develop as a person and prepared me for adulthood within an industry that I am proud to work in.