Last September, Micah Richards, ex-Manchester City and England footballer, TV pundit and ex-pupil came back to pay us a visit, officially open our new building and meet one of his “old” teachers – Mr Moore. Here is what Mr Moore had to say:
I think that in its simplest form, the role of a teacher is to help children to take their next steps.
I was lucky enough to have been in the right place at the right time to help Micah to tackle and overcome some of his first challenges. Those small steps seem to have made quite an impact and I am filled with pride to see Micah continuing to take on opponents with his undefeatable qualities of determination, passion, joy and laughter.
I hope that his story may encourage your children to believe that they need to have bigger dreams.Mr Moore
Parts of the visit were filmed by Sky as part of the Sky documentary Micah Richards: Tackling Racism in Football . Here are a few excerpts from the documentary courtesy of Sky.