Kurt Fearnley visits Braemar (Video)


Kurt Fearnley, OAM is an Australian wheelchair racer, who has won gold medals at the Paralympic Games and ‘crawled’ the Kokoda Track.

Braemar was very privileged to hear him speak to our students.

As Principle Mr. Deer explains in his weekly memo:

Those of you who were able to attend Kurt’s presentation this morning will no doubt agree that he is an inspirational man and a wonderful speaker. He connected extremely well with our young people and I am grateful they had the opportunity to engage with him in the way they did. Kurt’s talk resonated with our Year 7s in particular, having recently completed a unit on disability and diversity which included some of our Middle School students being involved in their own “disability games”. I received an email from a Year 7 student who articulated what he and his peers had learnt from Kurt’s talk:

  1. Never give up
  2. Try hard
  3. Everyone is resilient
  4. Believe in yourself
  5. You are capable of anything

I was lucky enough to be allowed to record the presentation but was unable to attend. A big thanks to Year 12 students Liam & Davin for giving up their time to record and their assistants Luke, Jacob, Josh, James, Maeve, & Al.


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