Students at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy were treated to a special video message from Alan Carr the county born celebrity and comedian.
Through a friend of the family Alan heard that Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough was ‘celebrating diversity’ which he is really passionate about, especially supporting young people to feel included.
Alan then filmed a personal message of support that was used on the school’s Twitter @HeartofHatton to reach out to the school community.
In the message, Alan told students: "I think that it's brilliant that you are celebrating diversity and celebrating being different because if we were all the same, it would be so boring, wouldn't it?"
In between filming for a TV show, Alan was also joined by fellow comedian Tom Allen, and they sent a joint message to the students that was used in a remote learning session to support student well-being.
A representative from the academy said: "We are pleased that our students, and the local community have been inspired by Alan’s message.
"We really appreciate the time he gave up to film a personalised message that our young people could relate to – and we aim to embed diversity into our whole curriculum and celebrate our diverse community.”
Alan Carr is known for his hugely successful Chatty Man show on Channel 4 and is the son of former Northampton Town boss, Graham Carr.
Alan grew up in Northampton and recently announced that he is working on a new TV series about his life growing up in the town in the 1980s.
He was a guest panellist during the latest series of The Masked Singer and is currently presenting Interior Design Masters on BBC Two.
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