College – Issue 34

So he did drama, Duke of Edinburgh award, sailing, golf, cricket, art and camping, while coping with a physical disability which affects ways in which messages travel around the body. Walking and talking, two of his most difficult hurdles, have become his strengths and the foundation of his international career. Cam has raised $4m for charity, established a youth mentoring programme and become accredited as one of the top 15% of speakers in the world. The young students at Be Inspired were mixed into groups and for three hours were engaged in activities to challenge and extend them. They attended workshops – led by president of the Student Volunteer Army Jared McMahon, Attitude (New Zealand’s largest external health education provider), 24/7 Youthwork, a youth work team

Darrell Thatcher says once again Be Inspired fulfilled its aim of sending the Year 7 students away with increased knowledge about leadership and, most important of all, confidence in their capacity to embrace it.

operating in Christchurch, and teachers Chris Needle and Matt Cortesi – and they took on board the stories of the presenters and considered how they would apply them to their own lives.

Christ’s College Canterbury


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