Making Generation R - July 2019
Learning to be resilient can make a big difference to young people that struggle with feelings of anxiety and low self-esteem. One of the most effective ways to encourage resilience is through inspiration from others who have overcome difficulties in their lives. On Monday 1st July, Year 7 and Year 9 students took part in workshops run by the Making Generation R campaign, which supports injured veterans to take their inspiring stories of overcoming adversity into schools across the UK. Ali Grant, a former Major in the Queen Alexander's Royal Army Nursing Corps talked to students about how her road traffic accident in July 2005 resulted in paraplegia, but how she had overcome the challenges that her injuries presented and gone on to live a full and active life, which still included skiing, sailing and had grown to include learning to fly and returning to university to take a law degree. Students worked with Ali and colleagues to think about strategies they could use to overcome challenges they may face as teenagers.