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“Dreams are what make life worthwhile”

Mike explained to students his three-point approach to life – work out your dream, get a strong plan, and never give up… “Dreams are what make life worthwhile. Fear of failing has killed so many dreams, but not trying is the only failure.”

An audience of more than 150 ACG Sunderland Primary school parents, students and staff were captivated by motivational speaker Mike Allsop at this morning’s Parents and Friends breakfast.

The event, held every year, is an opportunity to bring together the school community and give busy families an opportunity to spend time together.

Mike, an airline pilot, Everest mountaineer and adventurer, describes himself as an ordinary man who has accomplished extraordinary things.

At school, he set himself the goal of becoming a pilot – despite not being a strong student. Having achieved that dream, he went on to formulate others – from climbing Mount Everest and running the world’s highest marathon at 5,630m above sea level, to completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents, inspired by his hero Ranulph Fiennes.

Mike explained to students his three-point approach to life – work out your dream, get a strong plan, and never give up.

“Dreams are what make life worthwhile,” he said. “Fear of failing has killed so many dreams, but not trying is the only failure.”

Principal Nathan Villars thanked Mike for his inspiring contribution, which kept the room of 5-11 year olds transfixed for more than 30 minutes.

“It was wonderful to see an alignment of such goals with our own values and goal setting process at ACG Sunderland,” he said.

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