BBC business editor Robert Peston reveals what inspires him at Camden school

Sixth form students at a Camden school found out what inspires BBC business editor Robert Peston in his work and personal life at a lecture last week.

The broadcaster, known for his reports on the 2008 recession, spoke to 200 students at Acland Burghley School to talk about which areas of his work he finds most interesting.

Muswell Hill resident Mr Peston also gave them the opportunity to ask him any questions.

He said: “I was really impressed with the intelligent and challenging questions put to me by the students.”

Mr Peston visited the school as part of Speakers for School Week, which ran from Monday to Friday.

It saw 25 influential speakers from different industries visit secondary state schools across the country free of charge.

Headteacher Jo Armitage said: “We hoped that Robert would really make students think and question their world more deeply and he certainly achieved that.”