Laurie Sanchez (Video)

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6406.jpgThe Wallace High School Current Affairs and Politics Society recently welcomed Northern Ireland football manager Lawrie Sanchez to the Clonevin Park School.

Lower Sixth pupil Nikki Hussey explained, “Our usual guests are local politicians and journalists but we were delighted when Mr Sanchez accepted our invitation to come along to speak to us on Friday afternoon. It was no surprise that this proved to be one of our busiest meetings to date, with over one hundred pupils from Wallace High coming along to meet him. We had also invited pupils from our Preparatory Department as well as Friends’ School and it was great to see so many visitors and staff at the meeting.”

Chairperson of the event, Upper Sixth pupil David Lorimer went on, “Questions had been submitted to the Current Affairs and Politics Student Committee prior to the meeting and understandably lots of people wanted to hear Mr Sanchez’s reaction to Northern Ireland’s historic win over England last autumn. He was very easy to talk to and gave both informative and amusing responses to our many questions.”

Lower Sixth pupil Jenny Irvine concluded, “It was very interesting to hear what Mr Sanchez had to say about the proposals to build a new National Stadium near Lisburn. We all thoroughly enjoyed his visit and would like to thank him for sparing the time to come to Wallace, as well as thank Dr Fulton and the History and Politics Department for their assistance in planning the event.”

Last modified: October 16, 2007