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Slade's Noddy Holder gives lecture at his old school in Walsall

Walsall | Entertainment | Published:

Rocker Noddy Holder took time out of his busy schedule to tell students at his old school about the history of his hometown.

Holder took a step back in time in more ways than one, returning to his former school, Walsall Academy, for the day.

The Slade frontman chatted at length to sixth form students about Bloxwich's rich heritage, speaking to camera and posing for pictures.

The event was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which aims to teach students more about the history of the area they serve.

Holder attended the school when it was called T P Riley in the 1960s.

T P Riley was eventually demolished in 2001 before reopening as Walsall Academy two years later.

A band made up of supported learning students and staff from the academy also performed with Holder at Walsall Manor Hospital during a Christmas lights switch-on event two years ago.

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