A HIGH school teacher who has starred in a television advert is calling on people in the area to join him in shaping lives.

Addison Brown, a teacher at Bedford High in Leigh, has been part of the Get Into Teaching national TV ads.

And on Wednesday, March 10, from 5pm, he will take part in a virtual 'Train to Teach' event, to encourage more candidates to consider a career in education.

Mr Brown said: "I’m proud to be supporting the campaign and I would encourage anyone who is just starting out in the world of work, or looking to switch jobs, to consider a career in teaching.

“Teaching is such a varied role, from the emotional rewards of making students feel like anything is possible to using your experience to bring lessons to life - no two days are the same. The best part of it for me is the lightbulb moments, when after days, weeks or even months tackling a concept or topic then boom “sir I get it,” is amazing."

“I know the impact good teachers can have on a child, not just in terms of academic success but in teaching a child the importance of social skills, promoting resilience, self-worth and confidence.”

The Train to Teach sessions are part of a national recruitment drive, aiming to inspire more people in the region to join a unique profession that helps shape the lives of the next generation.