Veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald went back to the classroom last week when he visited Sebright primary school in Hackney, east London.

Sir Trevor sits in on a morning class

Sir Trevor took part in morning lessons and spoke with volunteers from social action charity City Year UK, which sends 18 to 25-year-old volunteers full-time into schools.

Sebright has worked with City Year UK since 2010, with the scheme supported by the Queen’s Trust, of which Sir Trevor is a trustee.

The volunteers work as peer mentors and leaders in the classroom and playground, as well as running after-school clubs.

Speaking of his visit, Sir Trevor said: “The Queen’s Trust has long supported City Year UK because its work fits perfectly with our goal of young people helping others.”

Janice Thomas, Sebright’s headteacher, said: “We were delighted to welcome Sir Trevor to Sebright and show him how we encourage our pupils here. City Year UK volunteers have made a huge difference in our school.”


Featured picture: Sir Trevor with City Year UK volunteers and Sebright pupils