Alayna, 12, gets to quiz, top-flight business leader

By Jill Dando News

Alayna is only 12 but has just helped interview a top flight business leader

The Jill Dando News reporter asked tech founder Ezechi Britton MBE an out of the box question with a fascinating answer.

The King Alfred School Academy student in Highbridge, Somerset, part of The Priory Learning Trust was taking part in the latest top-level Business Leader interview. She helped to quiz Ezechi who has achieved huge success already in his field.
To hear the question and answer click below…

Watch Alayna, 12, quiz Ezechi Britton MBE

Ezechi MBE is a tech founder, early-stage investor and seasoned NED.  He is also a founding member at VC firm Impact X Capital and Code Untapped, which aims to help coding and tech professionals from minority and ethnic backgrounds access roles in financial services. 

Students at Jill Dando News have been interviewing dozens of people across the world including BBC TV’s Fiona Bruce, a NASA astronaut and a host more.


Jill Dando News began at Worle Community School academy, part of The Priory Learning Trust in 2017 in memory of Jill.

The Jill Dando News reporters are joining with Business Leader and the Good News Post newspaper in the unique interviewing project.

Business Leader with 100,000 subscribers across the nation and a print edition are interviewing top high-flying business people each week including SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton and Dragons Theo Paphitis and Steven Bartlett.

Now in a slot called the ‘Good News Postcard’ students aged 9 to 18 in Jill Dando News in The Priory Learning Trust schools are asking a range of questions as part of the interview.

They have previously interviewed Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street in front of millions of global TV viewers. The reporters trained by professional journalists including Jill’s brother Nigel Dando with 48 years’ experience.


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