VIDEO: The Voice’s Jermain Jackman, X Factor group Rough Copy and Nicola Minichiello bobsleigh world champion visit Sheffield school

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Television music stars and an Olympian inspired youngsters at a school in Sheffield to follow their dreams.

The Voice winner Jermain Jackson, X Factor stars Rough Copy and bobsleigh champion Nicola Minichiello spoke at Parkwood Academy, in Shirecliffe.

Reality TV music superstar Jermain Jackman and Olympian and World Champion Bobsleigh driver Nicola Minichiello launched a brand new youth empowerment campaign Believe 2015 at Parkwood Academy in Sheffield. Nicola Minichiello is pictured speaking to the students.

Reality TV music superstar Jermain Jackman and Olympian and World Champion Bobsleigh driver Nicola Minichiello launched a brand new youth empowerment campaign Believe 2015 at Parkwood Academy in Sheffield. Nicola Minichiello is pictured speaking to the students.

The school has launched the Believe 2015 project, which aims to inspire children from across the city to think about their future and how they can make their dreams come true.

Jermain, who won BBC’s The Voice last year, performed hits from his debut album before answering questions from the audience - made up of year seven and ten pupils, and youngsters from nearby Watercliffe Meadow Community Primary and St Catherine’s Catholic Primary, in Firshill.

He said: “Life is like a competition and everyone is trying to find out how we are different from other kids. It’s about having all the qualities and equipping yourself to the best of your capabilities to compete against your peers.”

Bobsleigh world champion Nicola Minichiello said she tried to commit suicide after bullies made her life a misery, but told pupils if she saw her bullies again she would thank them for making her who she is.

Reality TV music superstar Jermain Jackman and Olympian and World Champion Bobsleigh driver Nicola Minichiello launched a brand new youth empowerment campaign Believe 2015 at Parkwood Academy in Sheffield. Jermain is pictured performing to the students.

Reality TV music superstar Jermain Jackman and Olympian and World Champion Bobsleigh driver Nicola Minichiello launched a brand new youth empowerment campaign Believe 2015 at Parkwood Academy in Sheffield. Jermain is pictured performing to the students.

Rough Copy member Sterling Ramsey was delighted to return to his home city with his band members to share their rags to riches story with pupils. The boy band, who appeared on the X Factor in 2013, also performed songs from their new album.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Peter Rippon also answered questions from pupils.

Students will be encouraged to use the school’s media bus to record their aspirations for the future, which will be put into a time capsule.