FAMOUS alumni from Queen Elizabeth's Grammar school are inspiring current pupils to believe that 'anything is possible'.

Headteacher Claire Gammon says that helping pupils achieve their dreams is one of the most important

She said: "If you come here and you learn and you take up absolutely every opportunity then we will prepare you for life in the modern world and help you believe that anything is possible.

"We are so lucky here; because the school has so much history, lots of people that have been at the school that have gone on to do some wonderful and fantastic things both in this country and worldwide."

Many of the schools famous alumni have made it big in the sporting world with class of 1994's James Beattie who played for the England squad.

After leaving school in 1994, James went on to become an English football coach and a former professional footballer who played as a striker, with the footballer commanding the highest fee ever paid for a player when he was signed by Everton and Sheffield United.

Another famous sportsman to have attended the school is Lancashire cricketer Alex Davies who played for England U19's and is now on Lancashire's first team.

Alex said: "QEGS helped me massively as they always wanted to push me academically but also understood my dream and passion lied in cricket."

Other alumni include golfer Nick Dougherty, political advisor Richard Jackon and former chairman of UK Athletics Richard Bowker.