Yesterday saw the launch of the Inspiring the Future initiative, a scheme which aims to bring workplace expertise to Britain's school children using a network of volunteers from all sectors and professions.
We were lucky enough to be invited to yesterday's event and went along to Bishop Challoner school in Tower Hamlets as exhibitors, setting up our modest stall in readiness for a morning of careers conversation with the pupils.
Flattered to be involved, what we didn't expect was the arrival of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to kick things off, followed by a stirring speech from Joanna Lumley (http://j.mp/Oi4LzK) that was Churchillian in its power to inspire. You didn't have to be 16 and in full-time education to feel a foot taller after that amazing oratory feat.
We're delighted to be involved in Inspiring the Future as it's a project with aims very close to our hearts. If you're in a position to get involved we'd urge you to do so at the earliest opportunity. Find out more here: http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/