School welcomes back former pupils to inspire the next generation

Rastrick High School seens former pupils talk about career choices with current pupils

Hayley Marsden of the RAF who returned to Rastrick High School for an inspiration day

A school welcomed back its former students to help inspire its current ones.

More than 50 former Rastrick High School students returned to the school to talk about the opportunities that arise from hard work and commitment.

The role models—including Hayley Marsden, pictured, of the RAF —spoke about the importance of getting the best out of school and the impact it had on their career choices.

Head teacher Steve Evans said: “It has given our students the opportunity to meet inspirational young people, who worked hard, had a clear idea of what they wanted to achieve and very importantly had the courage to go for it.

“I can think of no better exercise in reinforcing the importance of hard work, dedication and a good education.

“It has been a very memorable day for all of the Rastrick team and is definitely something we want to repeat next year.”

Returning students came from a wide and diverse range of professions, including pilots, doctors, dancers, actors, lawyers, teachers, a three-time British champion beat boxer, local chef, the Army, the Royal Air Force and business entrepreneurs.

 
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