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Townsville Bulletin

The Townsville Bulletin ran a story on my public speaking to school children.

Feedback from St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Barcaldine

Thank you to St. Joseph’s school for allowing me to use this feedback and photos from my visit to their school.

On Wednesday we had a visit from Trish Jackson who is a motivational speaker. Trish was born with no arms but that has not stopped her from achieving great things in her life. You can find out more about Trish by visiting her website: http://footsiephotos.com/

Trish spoke to all of the students as part of our buddy activities in rotations, which was very good timing as we have been doing some work around resilience during these sessions. Trish had lots of valuable messages for us. She showed us photos to demonstrate how she goes about daily activities and even hobbies such as fishing. Trish took the time to write every child’s name using her feet as a keepsake for us. After the talk, we reflected on what we took from the talk and each student came up with a goal that they are going to try really hard to work on over the next week. I thought I would share them with you so that you can provide your child with some gentle encouragement!

Our goals:

Matilda – Don’t give up

Bryce  – I will try my hardest

Ben – I will treat others the way I want to be treated

Tim – I will try my hardest in everything

Korbin – I will help people

Reuben – I will never give up and try my hardest

Mia – I will think positively instead of negatively

Bryson – I will never give up

Riley – I won’t laugh at people even if they are different to me

Enzo – I will never give up even if I don’t think I will make it

Cooper – Don’t give up

Joseph – I will show pride and confidence in what I’m doing

Edith – I will put my best effort into maths

Sarah – I will always have a go

Roko – I will try my best because if I do I will succeed

Beau – I will treat people kindly even if they are different

Emma – I won’t judge people by what they look like

Brayden – Don’t give up

Sol – I will help people when they fall over

Reannon – I will always try my hardest

Bryce – I will help other people tidy up

Ellie – I won’t judge people by how they look

 

Minimbah school with Mark Ryan MP.

This week I spoke to the grade 6’s at Minimbah State school. I was honoured to have up on the stage with me Mark Ryan MP.  Mark showed us what a good sport he is, by participating in trying to write with his feet like I do. In my talks I usually get the students to have a go at writing with their feet, it is great fun.

 

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Mark writing with his feet

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I was trying to help Mark by holding the paper still.

 

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This is what Mark wrote “Thanks Trish”. A great effort by Mark but had he been secretly practicing?

My visit to the Toowoomba region.

The President of Lockyer Valley Rotary Club after he presented me with a certificate of appreciation for my speech.

The President of Lockyer Valley Rotary Club after he presented me with a certificate of appreciation for my speech.


I have just come back from doing two school talks in the Toowoomba region totaling nearly 200 students all up. I also spoke to the Lockyer Valley Rotary club, where I had a lovely evening with the club and they thoroughly enjoyed my talk and they said, it is one of the best presentations that they had had. I can’t thank them enough for such high praise.
Unfortunately I was to do two more school talks but I lost my voice so I will have to reschedule the schools when I get my voice back.

My trip to Hervey Bay

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I received this lovely card and book from the school that I gave talks to last week.

An article that was in the Rockhampton newspaper, The Morning Bulletin, 6th March 2016.

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