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Year 11 inspired by Rugby League legend

Rugby League Legend Jamie Peacock MBE visited the school to talk to Year 11 about how to achieve their aspirations

On Tuesday 22nd September, Leeds Rhinos player and former Great Britain and England captain Jamie Peacock MBE visited Grange to give a motivational talk to Year 11 students as they look ahead to the rest of their most important school year to date. 

Peacock started his profesisonal career around the corner at Bradford Bulls, before moving to Leeds Rhinos. Originally from Bramley, he is one of the most successful players in Super League history having won a total of eight Super League Championships, three Challenge Cup medals, been named in the Super League Dream Team on ten occasions and won the Man of Steel award in 2003.

Jamie with students and staff from our Key Stage 4 achievement group

In the talk he spoke about his journey from amateur rugby league to his first professional opportunity with Bradford Bulls and on to representing his country.  He related his story to the importance of going the extra mile, being the best that you can be every day and setting goals which are achievable.  

The presentation received a warm reception from all present and many students stayed into their lunch breaks to have photographs taken with Jamie and to get autographs.