Students at The Burgess Hill Academy were delighted to have a visit and inspirational talk by David Dein, former co-owner and vice-chairman of Arsenal Football Club and former vice-chairman of the Football Association. David’s visit was on behalf of Speakers for Schools www.speakers4schools.org , a network of today’s most influential figures across business, arts, politics and more donating their time and opening up their businesses for ambition-fuelling experiences. Set up by Robert Peston, Speakers for Schools help state schools access the top opportunities for their young people through inspiring school talks and eye-opening work experience placements.
Students were enthralled by David’s wit and humour during his presentation which included anecdotes from his career in football.
“We found the presentation really entertaining, and personally what I found most inspiring were his tips on interviewing skills”. Sophie, year 10 student.
“David Dein delivered a truly inspirational presentation to students that was enlightening, motivating and packed with great advice on being successful from his vast personal real life experiences.” Aaron Smith, Assistant Principal.