The Townsville Bulletin ran a story on my public speaking to school children.
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!
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
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.
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.
I received this lovely card and book from the school that I gave talks to last week.