Arranged through Speakers for Schools, BBC presenter, Justin Webb, came to The Leigh Academy on Friday 26th April to speak to post 16 students.

In a packed Lecture Theatre, Justin spoke passionately about his life as a journalist. He stressed to the students of today that if you do not like playing with words, journalism is not for you.

Students listened avidly to Justin and the proof of what an interesting speaker he is was in the volume of questions asked afterwards. These included how to get into journalism, how to become a war correspondent (Justin had talked warmly about his colleagues in this area stating that they have to be both brave and focussed on humanity to  undertake such a role) and his thoughts on current new stories such as that of Julian Assange.

The session closed with Justin speaking one to one with a small group of students who chose to stay on after his talk.

Sincere thanks to Speakers for Schools and Justin Webb for this useful opportunity for our students.