2014 - 2015 School visits #clairespeaks
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Claires visits schools for two reason:
To inspire the younger generation and to raise money for NSIF.
Claire speaks to the students about how becoming paralysed has had a dramatic effect on her life. She covers the impact of a spinal injury and how she had to rebuild her life. The message to the students is to believe, persevere and never give up. She also makes them aware that one of the best feelings is helping others. The school then participates in fundraising activities which Claire has seen such enthusiasm for after her visits to schools.
Out of 35 schools Claire has visited each one has given exceptional feedback and many have requested another visit. Also many messages have been sent by the older students saying things like ‘you have inspired me to do more with my life’ and ‘you have changed the way I think’.
If your school would like a visit, you will be asked to fund-raise for The Nicholls Foundation. Previous schools Claire has visited have participated in activities such as fun runs, cycling events, sponsored zumba day, cake sales, non uniform days etc.
If this is of interest to you, you can download full information below.
Comments from recent talks
“I came to listen to your presentation in the Farrer Theatre in Eton on Friday, and was thoroughly impressed and humbled by your achievements and ‘joie de vie’. You were a great example to our boys, and certainly inspired them. Thank you for taking the time to visit us.”
"When Claire spoke during her assembly, you could hear a pin drop! The pupils and staff listened withadmiration and respect and were totally in awe of this amazing lady. She speaks from the heart, showing passion and humour about her life and the challenges she faces on a daily basis."