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Students meet Tracey Edwards MBE

Whitbread Around the World Yachtswoman Tracy Edwards visits Aldworth School

Following a visit to our annual Certificate Presentation Evening (back in November) Tracy agreed to return and speak to all our students through a series of assemblies. We were all inspired to hear about her difficult times as a teenager and how she turned her life around when she discovered sailing. Students were impressed to hear her account of the 33,000 miles journey around the world in the Whitbread competition.

Tracy had a real impact on our school community. She was honest with students about being permanently excluded from school and how others could learn from her mistakes. The really positive message from her story was how Tracy turned these difficulties around and became successful in her field. It was brilliant for us that she was able to return and we are hoping to become involved in her project to restore her former yacht 'Maiden'.

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