BRAND new Aston Martins were driven into the William Morris Sixth Form playground as part of the iconic car firm's centenary celebrations.
Students got the chance to quiz the Aston Martin CEO and a project engineer as part of an initiative to introduce young people to successful business figures.
Assistant principal Raj Bains, said: "We’re keen that all our students get the chance to meet people who have created successful businesses. We really want to inspire them to think outside of the box and pursue a 'big idea'.
"Some of our students come from jobless homes where they don’t get the chance to meet people from the world of work and we really want them to think that they could get a job in a multinational or take the plunge and start their own enterprise."
Aston Martin’s CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez, who has led the firm since 2000, says: "Visits like these demonstrate Aston Martin’s strong commitment to supporting young people. We provide a useful link between schools and industry that helps to develop creativity and support potential careers. We hope that our efforts will not only inspire the future workforce, but will also support the UK’s competitiveness in global business."
Their visit was part of the volunteering initiative, Inspiring the Future, administered by charity the Education and Employers Taskforce.