Rock legend Sir Paul McCartney heralded his fame school for educating British talent at the establishment's 10th anniversary today (30JAN06).

The former beatle co-founded the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA) in England on the former grounds of his school in January 1996.

At the celebrations today, McCartney enthused, "The dream we had to save my old school and turn it into something really worthwhile has happened. I find it very moving.

"I always feel great pride in LIPA - sheer pride in the students and their talent."