A few years ago, I made an appointment with the principal from my old school.
I spoke to him about non-academic achievements.
I asked if I could donate a shield called ‘Community Spirit’ to the school.
With the idea to acknowledge achievements outside sports and academics.
I asked him to please help me create change and recognise not everyone fits in an academic or sporting box
I wanted to cultivate self-esteem and self-worth within the school community.
I wanted fellow peers to value non academic achievements just as much as academic achievements.
I wanted to fill hearts of those who felt empty and defeated.
There are students who are not academic but have amazing abilities that are community minded, creative, innovative, caring and artistic.
The principal invited me to speak at the following P&C meeting , which I did.My idea was embraced
Change can happen, barriers can be climbed. * I was very willing to chain myself to a fence in protest