THERE really would have been no excuse for chaser Jenny Ryan to get any questions wrong when she visited Westhoughton High School.

For the star of the TV quiz show The Chase was being asked questions about herself!

Jenny was invited by pupils to visit the school as part of a literacy and community project.

The television star, from Horwich, is well known as one of the Chasers in the popular ITV show, presented by Bradley Walsh.

She is also a member of the Bob’s Smithy team who play in the Bolton Premier Quiz League on Monday evenings.

She spoke to pupils about how she achieved her success.

Year Seven pupils have written to local people who inspire them and Jenny was the latest in string of visitors ­­— including firefighters, medics, police officers, magistrates, film directors, teachers, foster carers and football players ­— who have accepted invites to speak to schoolchildren.

Jenny was questioned by students who were interested to hear about how she became one of the Chasers.

Year 11 students have also been involved, reporting on these encounters as part of their English Language GCSE.

Teachers say they believe that real-life experiences enhance students’ learning.

Joy Bach, deputy headteacher, said: “Ensuring students have opportunities to meet with adults and to question them about their experiences in their work, and especially to meet with employers and learn first-hand about the skills, qualifications and attributes they are looking for, has been an invaluable opportunity for our students.”

She added: “We’re grateful for the time they have given up to visit our school and inspire our studentsand to Miss Marron who has led the project in school.”

The pupils are now are now looking forward to speaking to Bolton Wanderers players Josh Vela and David Wheater and goalkeeping coach Lee Butler.