INFLUENTIAL civil servant and businessman, Arthur Snell, addressed Droitwich Spa High School students last week, writes Charlotte Tomlinson.
Wednesday June 12 saw Mr Snell visit the secondary school and speak to Year 10 and 12 students as part of the ‘Speakers for Schools’ programme.
The scheme was created in an attempt to fuel ambition among young people as influential figures give talks in state schools across the country.
Arthur Snell educated at Oxford University and since graduating, has joined the Foreign and Commonwealth office working in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Yemen and Baghdad in various high profile roles.
After two years in Yemen managing capacity-building programmes for counter-terrorism assistance, he transferred to the British Embassy in Baghdad, ending his diplomatic career as High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago.
Headteacher Natalie Waters said: “It is so important that our students do not set limits on the careers they might follow – they have to believe that if they work hard and set their sights high, there is no reason why they too should not have prestigious careers that take them around the world.”