Inspiring pupils from the classroom to boardroom

Alan Mak gave an inspirational talk to pupils at QEGS
Alan Mak gave an inspirational talk to pupils at QEGS

An award-winning business and community leader visited a Horncastle school last week to inspire pupils with his story of his journey from the classroom to boardroom success.

Alan Mak spoke to 125 sixth formers at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and then held a three hour question and answer session.

In his talk Alan shared his journey from his parent’s corner shop in Yorkshire and his state school classroom to the City of London, the corporate boardroom, and the world of international law and finance.

Heateacher Heather Payne said, “Alan was a fantastic, engaging speaker, and we all enjoyed his inspiring personal story, anecdotes, and leadership advice. At QEGS, we are committed to helping our students be both academically successful and passionate about making a difference in their community and the wider world. Alan’s talk, and his success professionally and in the community, has inspired our students to think big, aim high and achieve more during their time at QEGS and beyond.”

Alan said: “The students were bright, energetic and engaging and it was a pleasure to spend a morning with them.”