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Steve  Cunningham

Steve Cunningham

The fastest blind man in the world on land, sea and air.

Steve is a remarkable man. Blind from the age of 12, Steve has battled, and overcome more challenges and barriers than most people will ever face. Steve is now a triple world record holding sportsman, pilot, golfer, business entrepreneur and motivator of young minds.

At the heart of his work is a belief that every child matters and that each deserves to be motivated and inspired to achieve his or her potential. Steve now visits schools, colleges and universities across the country, inspiring pupils and students to reach for the stars and break their own barriers to success. His deeply-moving and personal story, taking him from despair to success captivates people of all ages, and he will also help you convey specific messages to selected focus groups via his tailored workshops. The engagement and respect gained from your students will lead to a huge change, improvement and development in the way they deal with themselves and their peers.

Steve is also an ideal key note speaker at Awards or Celebration Events, which can be combined with morning or afternoon sessions in the schools he is working in. No teacher or student has ever forgotten their day with Steve.

A typical day consists of a presentation, followed by workshops with smaller groups, focusing on topics of your choice, generally as part of the Citizenship and PSHE programme and embracing the 'Every Child Matters'. Working with smaller groups, Steve motivates both high achievers and those who hold more limited expectations; instilling in all the importance of determination to make the best of their abilities.

Check out Steve's website here. You can read testimonials from students, teachers and Heads/Principals across the UK on the value and benefit Steve’s visits bring to the whole educational industry.

Testimonials from Teachers

"WOW! Thank you! I’ve booked some great guest speakers in my time, but you’ve now left me with a huge problem – how on earth do I top that next year?! Can’t wait to have you with us again."

– Sue Ricketts, 2 i/c Mathematics, Holmesdale Technology College

"Steve visited our School in September 2016. This was arranged as part of our Learning to Learn Themed first week of term, designed to promote a positive outlook and higher aspirations for our pupils. It was easy to make contact with Steve to organise the visit and he was very flexible in the way he planned and delivered the day. Steve started the day with a large scale assembly, for all staff pupils and parents. He then worked throughout the day with classes and worked closely with children to help them identify their own barriers and realise their potential and dreams. Steve’s story was certainly inspirational and he had a significant impact on our school Community. I would definitely recommend Steve as a Motivational Speaker, he is truly an unforgettable and determined individual who can inspire both adults and children to challenge their limits, think big and achieve their goals."

– Charlotte Hickerton, Head Teacher, St. Peter at Gowts Primary School

"I first listened to Steve’s story at a conference I attended and knew that I had to have him visit my school. His story was so inspiring and shows that if you put your mind to something anything is possible. The children had chance to reflect on their own goals and aspirations for the future as well as have a greater understanding of overcoming barriers."

– Heather Lacey, Headteacher, Shirley Manor Primary Academy​

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Location

Berkshire

Topics

  • Technology
  • Primary
  • Enterprise
  • Creative
  • Sports
  • PHSCE
  • Lifestyle
  • Careers
  • Assemblies and Celebrations Events
  • Well-being
  • Teacher CPD
  • Exams
  • Disability
  • Anti-Bullying

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