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Footballer returns as 40-foot wall of inspiration is officially unveiled

A FORMER student at The King Alfred School Academy returned to ‘cut the ribbon’ to mark the unveiling of a 40-foot wall of sporting greats.

Footballer Bradley Ash, who was signed by Championship team Barnsley two years ago, was joined by Principal Nathan Jenkins who will become Head of School Improvement at The Priory Learning Trust from April.

The wall is just one of a series of huge improvements to the academy since Mr Jenkins became Principal in 2018, making it one of the fastest improving schools in the region.

Bradley, who left TKASA in 2014, said: “It is great to come back to the school and see these world greats pictured on this amazing collage. This is a school that inspires.”

Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Lewis Hamilton are among those featured on the sporting wall with quotes such as “If it is easy then you are doing it wrong” by Gabby Williams.

Principal Nathan Jenkins said: ”This wall has had a staggering amount of interest and praise from across the world. Our own students have marvelled at the sheer scale, colour and inspiration from the personalities and their quotes.

“The collage is part of the school’s ongoing desire to inspire students with role models and encouragement, and to demonstrate the passion to integrate students back to the academy for outdoor pursuits, extra curricular work, and physical efforts.”

 

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