Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Aim high

Each year, at change of timetable, all schools are tasked with trying to find ways of inspiring our young people to be the best they can be. At Gillespie’s over the past year, we have faced increased challenges. This includes working across 3 sites whilst our school is being rebuilt and 'pioneering' the new Curriculum for Excellence and the very first tranche of exams.

To help prepare our new S5 for the rigours and demands of the session ahead we have invited Jamie Andrew in to speak to them on Monday 2 June at 1100.

Jamie Andrew is an incredible Scottish mountaineer who, despite having no hands and feet, has made some amazing ascents all over the world.  As a quadruple amputee, Jamie has also made many other remarkable achievements, raising many thousands of pounds for charity along the way.

My colleague Hazel Kinnear came up with the idea and is organising the event. I'm really looking forward to hearing his story!

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