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Spring Edition 2019

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  • Headmistress
  • Headmaster
  • Regis
  • Brancaster
  • Attenborough
  • College
  • Schools
  • Gyngell
  • Savage
  • Bank
  • Village
  • Boning
  • Miller
  • Minchin
  • Cowell
  • Fogle
  • Grylls
Bear Grylls, Ben Fogle, Louise Minchin & Cressida Cowell all contribute to this packed edition on the wonders of the great outdoors! Win a family holiday to Forte Village, Sardinia and join our Holland & Holland school clay tournament. It's our best issue yet!!

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food choices, on a daily basis. It’s about instilling the idea that YOU are the only person who can look after your body, fuel it correctly and get it moving. What advice can you give to the next generation to inspire them to live life to the full? The best thing we can do for our children is to get outside and have an adventure with them as it brings us closer to our children in a way that computer games and TV can’t. The outdoors and an adventure shared, gives kids a confidence and pride that money cannot buy. Children who get to spend their afternoons running about and playing games sleep better, concentrate harder and work better with each other. So it’s about leading by example. As the youngest Chief Scout what did this prestigious role enable you to do? Being named Chief Scout was one of the greatest honours in my life and it’s the most unbelievable privilege to be part of such an inspiring worldwide force for good. My main goal is to encourage those who might not normally get the chance, to get out there, go wild and build their own adventures! The Scouts does that like no other youth organization and it inspires great life values and life-long friendships. What was the hardest lesson you have learnt from being in the SAS? When I was serving with the SAS, I fractured T8 T10 and T12 vertebrae in a freefall parachuting accident Local Scout group at Bear in the Air 2017 Parachute training with 21 SAS THE OUTDOORS AND AN ADVENTURE SHARED, GIVES KIDS A CONFIDENCE AND PRIDE THAT MONEY CANNOT BUY” 38 schoolnotices.co.uk ★ SPRI NG 19

INTERVIEW in Southern Africa. The chute opened but ripped and I smashed to the ground very hard. I was so lucky not to be paralysed and a year in and out of military rehabilitation saved me. I will never forget the love and support I got every day from so many. What drives you on and what challenges and mountains are there still to climb? To champion young people. As Chief Scout my goal is to bring adventure and life skills to those who might not normally get to experience the wild. I have a huge bucket list of challenges and mountains, it seems to keep on growing! I would still love to do some of the unclimbed peaks in Greenland. There are such huge expanses of genuine wilderness totally unexplored and a sense of awe that is hard to describe. I’ve also always promised I would take my family to Everest basecamp one day to show them the mountain. To share that with them would be very special. What have your many incredible feats taught you about the power of nature? So much, especially crossing the North Atlantic Arctic Ocean in a small open rigid inflatable boat. It was 3,000 miles and we had a couple of intense and very frightening gale force 10 storms. With waves as big as houses, icebergs and the relentless cold, wet and exposure, it became epic. This trip particularly stands out because it taught me the power of nature, the power of friendships and the importance of humility in the wild. Does Religion play a role in helping you to understand the wonders of the natural world? Yes. My faith is the guiding force and light in my life; leading me home, helping me to live an empowered life and creating ripples of love, light, fun and adventure all around the world. What is the most scared you have ever been? I have felt truly terrified more times than I can remember. However I have learnt, through experience, to do my upmost to hold my nerve and to stay calm in whatever the situation. You have to face your fears head on and understand that fear is only there to ››

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