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Alumni

On this page we celebrate the successes of our former pupils. Trinity prides itself on its strong sense of community. Lifelong friendships are formed in school and we are thrilled that so many of our former students and their families come back and visit us. We watch with interest the paths that our past pupils follow after they have left us and we always enjoy hearing about their experiences and achievements when they come back and see us.

Mark Hallsworth | Project Controls Director, Turner and Townsend

Mark attended Trinity Primary school from 1985 to 1992, throughout his time there he enjoyed learning all the basic skills he puts into practice everyday within his workplace. Mark excelled in all sports at Trinity Primary including football in which his team won many school league trophies.

Mark then resumed onto Lathom High School leaving with 10 GCSE’s including Maths, English and Science.  Mark’s education continued onto sixth form at John Rigby in Orrell where he studied Chemistry, History and Physics. After this mark attended John Moores University Liverpool where he studied electronic engineering and graduated with a BSc (hons.)  

Mark started his career in 2005 in which he took up employment with Turner and Townsend. Turner and Townsend are a company that help deliver transformational programmes across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, making a difference to people’s lives and ensuring a return on investment for clients and investors.

Since then, Mark has gained over 15 years in Programme management having the opportunity to live and construct Airports in amazing countries such as Dublin, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Salalah and Paris. Mark continues to deliver other major infrastructure programmes from Nuclear power stations to solar farms. He currently resides in the UK and supports EDF in building the first of new generation nuclear power stations, within Hinkley Point C, providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.

Connor Sephton | Sky News Reporter

IMG_6566.jpgHello everybody!

My name is Connor and I went to Trinity Primary School until 2004.

Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a news reporter. I loved English lessons and telling stories.

Primary school was so important in helping me learn the basics of writing – these are the skills you’ll rely on forever. At Lathom, I then learned more about reporting by working on the high school’s newsletter. This gave me a chance to make mistakes and find out what works… and what doesn’t!

I started my own business in college so I could practise my writing skills and get paid for it, and then moved to London when I was 18.

There are some jobs where you need to go to university, but journalism doesn’t have to be one of them. I was lucky enough to train for a whole year at Metro – the newspaper you see on buses and trains. Here, I learned how to write headlines and edit articles to make sure they are the best they can be… and free of typos!

One of my happiest moments was when I joined Sky News in 2014, working for their website. Since then, I’ve been a reporter covering many important stories – including general elections and coronavirus. (I’ve also written fun stories about dogs and football… and interviewed a few celebrities, too!)

Nowadays, I even get a chance to be in charge of the website, deciding which stories we should do.

Of course, there have been plenty of challenges along the way. Journalism is very competitive, and there are lots of people who want to have a job like this. You need to work well under pressure too – and if you make a mistake, it can be seen by millions! There can also be a lot of sad news around, so you need to stay positive.

Everybody has dreams of what they want to do when they’re grown up, and I’m so lucky that my dream came true. Yours can too. My best advice is to believe in yourself, find every chance to practise, and try and find out what you need to do to get where you want to be. Things may not always go to plan, but this can make you even stronger.

I’ve got so many happy memories of being at Trinity because all of the teachers believed in me – including Mr Currie, who was my Year 5 teacher.

Remember: you’re brilliant, and anything’s possible if you keep working hard!

Colin Hanley | Rolls-Royce Engineering Manager

Colin attended Trinity Primary School from 1975-1981 and then moved onto Glenburn High School leaving at 16 with 6 O-levels. He spent 2 years on a Youth Training Scheme (YTS) with 1 year at Southport Technical College gaining an Engineering Studies BTec. After that Colin started a 4 year Design Office apprenticeship at Ductavent, Skelmersdale. He achieved Distinctions in Metal Technology ONC & HNC at Liverpool Community College. Next, Colin attended the University of Liverpool 1995 to 1998 and was awarded a 2:1 BEng in Metallurgy and Materials Science. Colin started at Rolls-Royce in September 1998 on a Materials Graduate Training Scheme. Since then he has gained over 22 years experience on Aerospace Materials investigations. Part of his role is ensuring that RR aero engines remain as safe as possible. Colin then spent 2 years in Singapore (2011 to 2013) setting up and leading a new Materials Laboratory team. Following return to UK, Colin took on an Engineering manager role in August 2014 for a team of Materials Investigators and achieved Chartered Engineer status in January 2019.

Are you a former pupil or staff member of Trinity Primary School? If you would like to share your news we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at bursar@trinity.lancs.sch.uk with the email header ‘Alumni’.

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