6 February 2018
Lower School boys today enjoyed a talk from serial adventurer James Ketchell. On 1 February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world, a feat that was dubbed “The Ultimate Triathlon” by the media. James told the story of his adventures in a very engaging way, giving the boys lots of useful messages about the mindset needed to overcome set backs and achieve your targets. He told them that you always have to work hard if you want to achieve saying “there are no short cuts to the top of the world” and “your actions are a measure of who you are”.
James then gave an evening talk open to members of the wider school community after which he signed copies of his book about his adventures. James' visit was made possible by donation to the school's Annual Fund.