Steve Judge “Don’t lean on your excuses”
It was great to welcome Steve Judge to talk to our Y7, Y10 and Y11 students as part of their welcome back to school.
Steve came in to talk to the students about how his life changed on April 26th, 2002. He was driving on his own, there was no one else on the road, and he wasn’t speeding. His wheels skidded on the wet road (outskirts of Sheffield), which sent him out of control and sideways, into a pole at 40mph. The car bent in half and his legs were crushed in the bend and he was stuck. Once the Fire Brigade arrived it took them one hour to cut him out of the wreckage and then ‘mercy dash’ him to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.
In 2009, Steven watched a triathlon competition on television which sparked off a hidden desire that he had always wanted to full fill in completing a triathlon even if it meant that he would walk round the running stage so as to finish the course. Steven not only managed to achieve completing his first triathlon but then went on to become British Champion five consecutive years, European Champion, and World Champion two years running in 2011 and 2012.
Steve Judge states. “It’s not all about the time, resources, opportunity… It’s about YOU. He discussed with the students about how to set goals and to be the best he can be at all times. Steve also discussed the importance of taking part in as many opportunities to try many activities and learn many new life skills.
Listening to Steve’s inspirational story was a great way to start the term and we have many more exciting enrichment activities coming.