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Social Entrepreneur and Influencer Wilfred Webster Sparks Inspiration at Shireland Collegiate Academy

Shireland Collegiate Academy was abuzz with excitement as students welcomed social media influencer and TV personality, Wilfred Webster, whose visit was marked by captivating sessions aimed at empowering students to pursue their aspirations with confidence. 

Beyond his work in social media and television, Webster is also celebrated for his expertise in fundraising, consultancy and social entrepreneurship, where he has also worked for renowned UK charities, including Cancer Research UK.  

During his two-day visit, Webster shared valuable advice encouraging students to explore and cultivate their motivations, interests and passions as they plan for their futures beyond secondary education. Students then put these into practice by engaging in interactive workshops designed to help them set meaningful goals, ready to put into practice.  

Drawing from his own educational experiences, Webster emphasised the importance of resilience and determination in personal growth and how this influenced his journey. He also highlighted the significance of perseverance, regardless of past challenges, and embracing one’s unique path as essential ingredients when striving for success, a message which resonated with both staff and students alike.  

Webster also applied his expertise in dance by leading a creative masterclass and performance showcase with year 7 students and pupils from Shireland Technology Primary, who enthusiastically participated, honing their creativity and self-expression. 

Moira Green, Principal at Shireland Collegiate Academy, said: “Wilfred Webster’s visit was an absolute delight for our school community. His infectious energy and heartfelt advice left a lasting impression, reminding us to embrace every opportunity with enthusiasm and determination.  

“His message of resilience and perseverance resonated deeply with our students, reinforcing the importance of pursuing their aspirations fearlessly in paving the way for a successful and happy future. We are very grateful for the guidance he shared with us.” 



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