Pupils put their questions to OP human rights champion

St Peter's School

Pupils put their questions to OP human rights champion

Mark Heywood talk
Mark Heywood, an Old Peterite and prominent figure in the world of human rights, has come back to school for a question and answer session with current pupils.

In a talk organised by the Careers Department, Mark (Manor, 1982) discussed his career journey from St Peter’s all the way to South Africa, where he is currently engaged as CEO of Section27, a law centre working towards access to basic health and education services.

Pupils also took the opportunity to quiz Mark on his memories of St Peter’s, his major life influences and current humanitarian challenges around the world.

Mark Heywood Q&A
Joy Loftus, Head of Careers at St Peter’s, said: “It was wonderful to welcome Mark back to the school - his vast and varied experience made his advice invaluable for any pupils who have an interest not just in law, but also in politics, government, health, or education. It was a fascinating talk, and we’re sure the pupils will have come away with some great new ideas as to where they might want to take their careers.”

Mark, who fondly remembers St Peter’s as a formative influence in his early years, is due to publish his memoirs next year.