Alumni visit

Alumni Professor Stephen Foley visited Prior Pursglove College last week to see how the college had changed since his student days.  Professor Foley was one of the last students to join Guisborough Grammar School in 1973 and witnessed the college move to become Prior Pursglove. Since leaving college, Professor Foley studied for his degree at Southampton University, his Masters in Newfoundland and then spent time in Germany before completing his PhD in Tasmania in Geology. He is now Professor of Science at Macquarie University in Australia.  Stephen enjoyed a tour of the college with Assistant Principal Mike Mackin before viewing the college archives where we found pictures of his year group and other memories linking back to his days at the college.  He also shared his school report showing how times have changed and pointed out the comments from his teachers. He was keen to show students how hard work leads to success.   Stephen took time to talk to Dr Kay Achenbach, teacher of Geology and we hope to establish future links and guest lectures with Professor Foley and the Macquarie University