PUPILS at Malmesbury school were treated to an inspiring talk from renowned BBC World journalist Jamie Coomarasamy during their Humanities, Languages and English careers week.

The presenter of Newshour talked to groups of Year 10 and Year 12 students about his career as a foreign correspondent, the world of journalism and the value of studying foreign languages at the event on Friday (June 23).

Charlotte Morris, Humanities Teacher at Malmesbury School and organiser of the event was very grateful of the visitors: “It was an absolute pleasure to be joined by a stellar group of Malmesbury School Alumni who are now working in varied and exciting roles.

“They shared their experiences in fields as diverse as law, charity fundraising, publishing, arts funding, public relations, film making, horticulture and historical research. It was absolutely wonderful to welcome them back to school and see all that they have accomplished.”

Jamie's inspirational talk was followed by a series of workshops for Year 12 students with a focus on the value of studying Humanities, Languages and English beyond school. Workshops were hosted from a range of representatives ranging from BAFTA to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

One student said: "“The University talk was a good insight to life at university, inspiring us to accept the challenge.”