Luke Ambler, former international rugby league player, visited the Academy where he spoke in assemblies before running a workshop for students.
Luke who recently retired from playing professional rugby league played for his home town of Halifax in the Championship.
Coming from a similar area and background to many of our students Luke engaged his audience in a lively and entertaining presentation which he delivered to students in Years 7 to 10. During the presentation Luke spoke about the problems he had faced growing up as a teenager who was bullied at school. He also told the students about personal tragedies in his own life and how he had overcome these by developing positive physical and mental wellbeing and how doing this is important to everyone in our daily lives.
Year 10 student, Liam Thomas, said, “I really enjoyed the assembly with Luke.”
“What stood out was how he looked for a positive solution when he had a negative experience,” he added.
The visit was organised Ms Keen who manages the Bridge an alternative curriculum provision for students in Years 9 to 11 and it is intended that Luke will return to the Academy in the future to further support and inspire our students.