A SPORTS journalist gave an inspiring speech to graduating students at a Chiswick School.
BBC sports frontman, John Inverdale, spoke to a packed hall of year eights and their parents at Chiswick Community School's graduation event to mark the end of Key Stage three.
After handing out awards to Year Eight's highest achievers in both academic subjects and sport, he said: "You are all talented young people.
"If you give it everything there is no reason why you cannot be anything you want to be."
The evening on Monday, was a first for Chiswick as it marked graduation from Key Stage three a year early for all Year eight students.
In year nine, students will go on to study some GCSEs and vocational courses a year early in order to gain a wider variety of qualifications.