Peter's Blog

No limits

Written by Peter Johnston on .

This is truly inspirational. Nick Vujicic was born with Tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally, as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of seventeen, started his own non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. What a fantastic message for school kids to hear, very well delivered by a truly gifted communicator.

At our next series of assemblies at Harlaw Academy we are going to be talking about the way pupils and staff can work together to encourage and support each other's achievements, rather than the more usual trying to knock someone who has a success down a peg or two that seems to be a part of our culture. I wish Nick was near so that he too could share his story. This is all part of being salt of the earth and light to the world that was our theme on Sunday morning.