Ollie's an inspiration

July 28 2022

Ian Holloway, left, with Stephen O'Callaghan

Ian Holloway, left, with Stephen O'Callaghan

FORMER football manager Ian Holloway inspired pupils at Hanham Woods academy with an end-of-term talk about how to achieve success.

Mr Holloway, who was born in Kingswood and began his career playing for Bristol Rovers, addressed more than 350 pupils from years nine and 10.

Principal Stephen O’Callaghan said: “I was absolutely delighted to welcome Ian to the academy and very grateful for the time he gave up to speak to students.

“We want students to hear from different people and be inspired to work hard and be kind. Ian was a fantastic speaker who really got students thinking about their future.”

During the three-hour visit to the school, he also looked at pupils’ artwork.