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Blesma - Making Generation R

On Tuesday 30th April, the charity Blesma came into school as part of their Making Generation R project, which aims to teach young people about dealing positively with adversity.

Jamie and Lily with pupils

Lily and Jamie from Blesma led two assemblies to Years 7 to 10 and Year 12. In addition, a small group of Year 12 students explored how to deal with different adversities through an interactive workshop.

Jamie, a veteran Royal Navy Aircraft Engineer, delivered an inspiring talk about how he has dealt with adversity over the last two decades, including trekking at Mount Everest and competing at The Invictus Games. Jamie was joined by Freddie, his guide dog, who certainly got a big reaction from students and staff alike.

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An Important Message

Jamie delivered a very important message to our students about not giving up or giving in but to get on and to not let barriers stop you. When asked what our students should do if they face adversity, Jamie’s advice was to talk to other people about it.

Thank you

We are very grateful to Lily and Jamie for talking to so many of our students. We look forward to working with Blesma again in the future.