SCHOOL children swapped the classroom for the boardroom as they met a star of the hit BBC show The Apprentice.

Adam Corbally visited Harper Green School in Farnworth to talk about how to get ahead to Year 10 pupils.

Adam, name the favourite ever candidate on the business reality show by Radio Times readers, spoke about his rise from living in a one bedroom flat over a convenience store to a successful business man to television star appearing alongside Lord Alan Sugar.

During his visit he spoke about friendship and hard work.

This was his latest visit to the school and he hosted an Entreprenaurship Q&A alongside speaking about apprenticeships.

Students who took part were selected by business and enterprise teachers and year teams for showing the skills and qualities needed to run a successful business in the future and was part of the school's work to to support young people to support their goals.

Adam said: “I always enjoy meeting the students at Harper Green School. The groups I spoke to yesterday were so enthusiastic and asked some really insightful questions. I look forward to working with the school again and supporting the Business & Enterprise students more in the coming months.”

Gareth Price, Head of Year 10 said: “It's crucial that our students are informed about all the pathways available to them and Adam presented the information to them in an engaging way. The students took away a lot from the session and hopefully it’s given some of our students another option to consider when they are making their post-16 plans.”

Pupils said that Adam inspired them and gave them an insight into how to achieve their ambitions

Louisa Halliwell, CEIAG Lead at Harper Green School said, “These sessions form part of the wider programme of CEIAG- Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance- opportunities for all students at Harper Green School. The school has been developing our CEIAG provision over the past two years and have just achieved ‘The Quality in Careers Standard’ awarded by licensed awarding body Inspiring IAG in recognition of the developments we have made and the support we give to all students in helping them to make clear and well informed plans for their future pathways and ensuring better outcomes for all our learners.”

The visit was organised by Bolton College.

Ian Littlewood from the college said: “Bolton College work with Adam each year during Apprenticeship week promoting the Apprenticeship pathway to students in many of our local secondary school, the students at Harper Green are always very polite and respectful and really got involved in the sessions. The questions they asked about succeeding in business were simply outstanding."