The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

Gavin Mccormack

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

Yesterday I spoke in melbourne to group of year 10…

Yesterday I spoke in melbourne to group of year 10 students about the power of 1. The power of you and the power of us.

I spoke in great length about my childhood. I was bullied for being poor. I was beaten up by boys on a regular basis, my lunch thrown in the dirt and stood on. Often asked to engage in fights where the whole school would gather in a circle to see the beating take place. Not one person intervening.

It was awful. I hated going to school. One day I stood up for myself and hit back. Not with my fists, not with my words but with my mind.

I decided to use all that anger, frustration and angst to do something good. To show those people who humiliated me in front of the class that I could succeed.

That I will not crumble under the weight of your words and isolation. That the power of 1 is great, determination, vision and social impact can help our children rise from the ashes of playground bullying.

I am available if you want me to visit your high school. I’d like to spread the words of inclusivity, I want the youth to know that they have a place in this world. Their voices will be heard and their actions listened to.

If you’d like me to come along to your school assembly then I’m right here!!

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