Former British Lions rugby player Martin Bayfield visits pupils at Beechwood Park School

Martin Bayfeld with Mrs Brenda Higgs, wife of the late Jack Higgs, who was Beechwood Park’s Headmaster when Martin was a pupil at the school.

Martin Bayfeld with Mrs Brenda Higgs, wife of the late Jack Higgs, who was Beechwood Park’s Headmaster when Martin was a pupil at the school.

First published in News St Albans & Harpenden Review: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A former British Lions player returned to his Markyate school to talk to current students about his rugby career.

Martin Bayfield, who was a pupil at Beechwood Park School from 1975, returned to the site to give a speech.

Mr Bayfield, who represented the British Lions in New Zealand and won 31 England caps during his career, first played rugby at the school.

During his visit he spoke with pupils, parents and grandparents about his time at Beechwood during the event, which was organised as part of the school’s Speech Day.

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