Sellafield Ltd Business Excellence Awards – Learn Live Schools Event with Simon Weston CBE

On Wednesday 12th October, students from Culcheth High School joined six neighbouring Warrington schools in a live broadcast with guest speaker Simon Weston CBE. The event which aimed to raise aspirations and overcome adversity proved to be a great success! Our Year 9 students were ‘gripped’ throughout as Simon shared his real-life stories.

The British Army veteran, known for his recovery and charity work after suffering severe burn injuries during the Falklands war, made a true connection. Year 9 student Poppy Howorth said ‘it was a true honour to see and talk to such an iconic role model’. The live Question & Answer session allowed students to ask their own questions ranging from physical and mental effects Simon experienced to his greatest achievements and ambitions for the future. Simon’s message is a powerful one of ‘single-minded determination, to not only accept what is, but to turn that to personal advantage’. This certainly resonated among all students leaving them with a strong sense of self-belief and Carpe Diem!