On Wednesday, 4th March 2009, Michael McGrath, the only disabled person in the world to have successfully led expeditions to both the North and South Poles spoke in the evening at the Richard Hale School in Hertford as part of the Hertford & Ware School Sports Partnership Awards Evening.
Michael was invited by Debbie Evans (pictured below), the Hertford & Ware SSPPartnership Development Manager who three months previously had successfully completed the GRIM Challenge joining over 40 of Michael’s courageous Muscle Warriors™ including Annie Thomas (also pictured below), an SSCo Hertford & Ware SSP colleague.
“Thank you so much for last night. As ever, your talk was truly inspirational and I know that Debbie has already had much positive feedback,” said Annie Thomas.
The only truly local radio station for Hertfordshire, Hertbeat FM News, the radio station for Stevenage, Hertford, Ware, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hitchin and Letchworth and surrounding areas recorded an interview with Michael on the evening just prior to his talk for one of their latest News Podcast items.
In the evening, Michael was also invited to present the awards and trophies, celebrating the efforts and achievements of all the pupils in the Hertford & Ware School Sports Partnership including the partnership’s three special schools.
Michael McGrath is no stranger to engaging the hearts and minds of people, having inspired many thousands of children across the UK through his interactive talks at primary, secondary and special education needs (SEN) schools.
These talks are designed to underpin elements of the Citizenship and Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE) curriculum, providing a fun and engaging platform to pupils of all ages and abilities in educating, reinvigorating and motivating.