Last week I was a guest speaker at Ash Manor secondary school. It was a good set up as I wasn’t speaking in front of a year group in an assembly but instead was in front of a smaller group of students that had elected to be there and who had taken time from their schedule.

This makes for a much more engaging talk, discussion and Q&A as you only have the students who want to be there or have an interest in the subject matter, rather than the opposite.

The Year 10 and Year 11 students were keen to hear about the journey. Whilst I spoke about some experiences I’d picked up