Elliot Costello returned to our school last week to speak to students in Year 4 – 6. He was last here when he was a student at SKPS. He enjoyed reconnecting with 2 of his old teachers, Cathy Davis who taught him in Year 6 and Eric McCann who taught him Japanese!
Elliot was truly inspirational to listen to as he spoke about the campaigns and projects he runs and answered a multitude of well thought our questions asked by our children. I was so proud of them! His drive, leadership, ability to build connections and his openness to make a difference to our world was inspiring to listens to. Our children asked incredible questions.
He spoke about his time in Malawi where 6,672 children attended a school where there were only 12 classrooms. The children quickly compared to our 587 children having access to 25 rooms. He spoke about the different educational systems and how those children would love what we have.
Elliot had hoped the recent Polished Man campaign would see 10,000 people painting a finger nail to say no to violence. Instead 64,000 got behind the campaign across 90 different countries raising close to $1 million dollars in October. Many of our children raised their hands to show a painted nail!
Elliot shared his thought on Nelson Mandela, volunteering, budgeting, pets, experiences in Cambodia, Y-Gap, water, his aspirations and so much more. One piece of advice that he offered was to support others, as we can all have a profound impact on the lives of others.
Thank you to Cassandra King who invited Elliot to visit to address our children.
For information about Elliot’s Campaigns please visit the links below: