Alex Dewar was a highly successful Army Warrant Officer with the world at his feet, when he suffered a Brain Haemorrage which would change his life forever. School staff and children alike will be inspired by the courage, determination and resilience Alex has and continues to show to rebuild his life following his accident. Children will learn about how physical activity and fitness was key to his survival and his recovery, including taking part in the Invictus Games representing Team GB. They will learn about the disabilities Alex lives with now, many of which are ‘hidden disabilities’ (such as reduced sight), and his tremendous positive attitude which allows him to see opportunity in all challenges. Alex truly believes ‘there is always a way’ to navigate a problem or set back, either to solve it through another method or to find a new path or opportunity. A day with Alex provides a unique opportunity for inspiration and learning for all!
Option 1 – Full day, Alex and Teachers combined delivery
The day starts with an inspirational assembly (approx 45 min) for the classes taking part in the day. The classes then take part in a carousel of workshops:
- Creative Writing
- Physical Health and Teamwork
All three workshops are delivered by the class teachers with all the resources and teaching plans provided. Alex supports the first part of the creative writing workshop and delivers the second half of the Physical Health and Teamwork Session.
At the end of the day the classes come together for a sharing assembly.
We believe that this model could be tweaked to different class numbers, this can be discussed.
Option 2 – Full day, Alex leads more of the delivery, teachers support
This day would include an inspirational assembly and then one topic delivered mainly by Alex, however, teachers would support the sessions. Other topics to consider in addition to the above:
- The Invictus Games
- Disability Awareness