Wests Tigers players Chris Lawrence and Manaia Cherrington were at The John Berne School in Lewisham today speaking to Year 10 students.

The John Berne School is a very small specialist High School for students who have difficulty coping within mainstream education and are also at risk of not receiving an education in that situation.

The school has students in attendance from Year 7 through to 10 who aren’t required wear uniforms, call teachers by their first name and receive a high level of individual attention.

Lawrence and Cherrington spoke to the group of students about their journey to where they are now, their experiences in school, the importance of mentors, hard work, goal setting and being part of a team.

After speaking with the Year 10 group, both players stayed around to play a game of touch football with the students.

For more information on The John Berne School, click here.