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Space competition winner gives inspirational talk at Ilford school

PUBLISHED: 11:28 03 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:28 03 February 2016

Hussain Manawer with SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School pupils from reception to year six, who presented their questions to him. Photo: Jane Hull/SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School

Hussain Manawer with SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School pupils from reception to year six, who presented their questions to him. Photo: Jane Hull/SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School

Jane Hull/SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School

Excited children quizzed space competition winner Hussain Manawer during his inspirational visit to an Ilford school on Monday.

Hussain Manawer with SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School pupils from reception to year six and headteacher Susan Johnson, who presented their questions to him. Photo: Jane Hull/SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary SchoolHussain Manawer with SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School pupils from reception to year six and headteacher Susan Johnson, who presented their questions to him. Photo: Jane Hull/SS Peter and Paul's Catholic Primary School

Pupils from SS Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary School in Gordon Road, Ilford, had lots of questions to ask - from what one thing would he change about the world, to what rocket he will be travelling to in space.

Hussain said he visited the school to tell the youngsters that with hard work they can succeed at anything they choose to do in life.

He said: “I was up against a doctor and thought I had no chance but then I thought what is the difference?

“So I am telling you children whatever you are doing, be the best you can be.

“Don’t give up, if I had given up when I was next to that doctor then I would not be going to space now.”


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