Posted December 17th, 2020


Today, Year 6 had the privilege of spending the day with Alex Dewar. Alex came in to school to talk to the children about resilience, determination and the many benefits of being physically active.

Alex talked to the children about his life as an army warrant officer before his life dramatically changed following a brain haemorrhage several years ago, where he was only given a 2% chance of survival. Alex explained how over the course of two years, he had to learn how to speak, walk and feed himself. We were all in awe of the determination and resilience Alex spoke about. Alex not only made a full recovery, but was also selected to represent Great Britain in the Invictus Games where he won several medals – including Gold. During the day, we took part in workshops about creative writing, resilience and team building.

As a year group, we are all now trying to be more resilient in everything we do.