Eastwood High and Pulse Community Radio recently played host to a very famous former student, who’s now a BBC Radio 1 DJ! Ally McCrae, who comes from Neilston, spent an afternoon chatting with and passing on advice to students and budding radio broadcasters.
Eastwood High Depute Head Teacher, Margaret McCartney, was delighted to welcome Ally back to school to spend a period with senior students, who are keen to follow in his footsteps with a career in media. Ally didn’t even blush when Margaret read from his yearbook.
Ally then passed on advice and inspiration to young volunteer presenters at Pulse Community Radio, many of whom are students in East Renfrewshire Secondaries.
I was lucky enough to record a show with Ally where he talked about his experience of school, growing up in a musical house and how the skills he learned from home, school and University helped him to carve a niche in the music industry that lead to the holy grail – a job at BBC Radio 1!
Anyone who taught Ally should be proud of the part they played in what he has gone on to achieve.
Everyone who teaches should be proud of what Ally has to say about education. You all make a difference. You never know, one of your students right now might be the next Ally McCrae..
Listen to this inspirational, infectious young man right here. Why not share with your students – you might inspire them too.