Walworth Academy host rapper and pop star Tinchy Stryder

Friday 17 June 2011

‘Walworth Academy was very excited to host the rapper and pop star, Tinchy Stryder on Monday morning, here to launch the ‘Teaching Awards 2011’ and its new feature, ‘Thank a Teacher’, in which pupils can upload youtube clips thanking their favourite teacher and saying why they were so inspiring.

Tinchy answered lots of questions from a group of yr10 and 12 students; the questions ranged from queries about his music career to questions focusing on when Tinchy was at school.

Tinchy said that his Maths teacher was the best teacher he had had. He told the students that they needed to focus and work hard at school, and try to persevere to achieve their goals. Tinchy also talked about how he managed to juggle his music career whilst taking a degree. Tinchy’s dedication and hard work were inspirational to Walworth pupils. It was great to meet and get to know someone who is incredibly successful and talented, but who also works really hard and went to a normal school in East London. In many ways, Tinchy’s success shows our pupils that anything is possible if we aim to be the best that we can be’