Tuesday's school day started with a little bit of something different for our Congleton young people this week. We were delighted to welcome Paul Griffiths, a Motivational Speaker and Explorer from Entrust, who came in to do assembly.
The assembly was based upon what we want from life and not allowing negativity or 'mountain's' to get in your way. All done during Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.
The young people were engaged by adventure stories Paul told regarding his own expeditions, those of friends and famous explorers. The youngsters were amazed by pictures and the sheer determination that those people show to achieve their dreams.The mountains and extreme adventures were used as examples of negativity and difficult times that we face in life.
Paul explained that we all have difficult times but what makes a person is how you deal with them and and move forward - not giving up at the first hurled. The young people and staff were very moved by the assembly and left feeling that they could do what ever they aspired to do with their lives, regardless of background or experiences to date.
The outcome of the mornings visit was summed up by one young man who stood up and addressed is peers, staff and Paul himself. He said that he was pleased that people belived in him and he also believed that Paul would continue his work and inspire other people through his travels and positivity!
An empowering morning which left pupils and staff a like feeling valued and inspired to achieve greatness!