Harrisen Larner-Main returned to Worle Community School in Weston super Mare, Somerset, which encouraged him with his talent, just two days before winning a sing-off battle on ITV’s hit show The Voice.
The 25-year-old full time musician had won through to this round of the ITV Saturday night show after getting two of the four judges to turn their chairs at the blind audition show.
This week he spoke to hundreds of current WCSA students, before singing duets with music students and inspiring them to go for their own dreams.
WCSA is a fast-improving academy with a fantastic music department. Two of its younger students are in the National Youth Choir and Orchestra.
Harrisen, also a footballer and rugby player at WCSA, told the Jill Dando News Centre: “It is a pleasure to be back at Worle Community School. I’m a musician now, full time, and I started playing here at school. If you want to do something, go out and do it. You never know how it feels until you do it. So have belief in yourself and go and give it a try.”