Future spaceman inspires students at Manor Park school

Andri Ford, Careers and Aspirations Coordinator,� Faheemah Bangliwala Student - Hussain Manawer and

Andri Ford, Careers and Aspirations Coordinator,� Faheemah Bangliwala Student - Hussain Manawer and � Ian Wilson, Headteacher � - Credit: Archant

The Essex boy who will be the first British Muslim to go into space took time out to visit and speak to students at Little Ilford School last week.

Hussain Manawer, who recently beat applicants from more than 90 countries to be named One Young World and Kruger Cowne’s Rising Star, winning an out of this world trip into space came to the Manor Park school to deliver an inspirational assembly.

With the 24-year-old saying “it’s simple - work hard” to the students when talking about his journey through school, university, various charity expeditions, space training and his recent trip to Bangkok to the One Young World summit.

Hussain said: “I am really impressed with the Little Ilford students they had really interesting questions, it was great meeting them.”

He also inspired the student by talking about his battle with stereotypes of people who suffer with mental health issues.

Miss Ford, careers and aspirations co-ordinator, said: “The assembly gave our students the opportunity to see how hard work and determination can help them achieve anything.

“We are all inspired by Hussain - We hope he will visit us when he comes back from space to share his experiences too.”

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