Thursday, 10 August 2017

One legged man - what?

Do you know who this guy is? He's pretty amazing. About 10 years ago, when he was climbing Mt Ruapehu it erupted causing 60 olympic sized swimming pools worth of rock and debris to come crashing down on the mountain and on the hut he was staying in crushing his leg.

Luckily for him and for us he survived (with one less leg), but that hasn't stopped him living life to the fullest and he has created the William Pike Challenge Award. Our senior leaders are involved in this award and they are all working hard to meet the requirements.

On Wednesday William popped in for half an hour. He shared a little of his story for the benefit of those that didn't know (Year 5/6 students). Base and Jacob shared some of what we have been doing and other students shared some of their projects and community service.

Right at the end we took a photo or two with William. It was so great to have him pop in and it has inspired us to keep working hard on our challenge.

Thanks William!

P.S. Prudence has blogged about this so you can go to her blog to get a student's voice on the experience.


  1. I am so excited to read this post Rimu!! How wonderful it must've been for some of you to see William again...and for others, the first time! Did he give you any tips for this year's challenge? How are you going with it this year? Looking forward to hearing your responses. :)

    Miss Blair

  2. Kia Ora, My name is Phoebe and I g to South Hornby School. I love how William inspired you to keep living life to the fullest. This reminds me when a rugby player Sam Dickson came to visit us and he inspired us to always follow our dreams no matter what. Maybe you could show us a photo of Williams leg. This is a great blog post keep up the great work.

  3. Kia ora Rimu class,
    How lucky to have William Pike come in and share his story with you and inspire you. It is great that William has chosen to let his injury become an incredible opportunity for many others through the William Pike Challenge Award. I would love to hear more about what your senior leaders are doing for this. I imagine listening to William makes you believe you can do anything!

  4. Kia ora Rimu class your so lucky to have William Pike coming into your class it was probably are good opportune to ask him some questions I have a question.Was it exiting having him in your class.Well good work

  5. Hello Rimu Class, it's Will & Andrew from Grey Main School. The William Pike Challenge is a really cool idea. Keep up the great work Rimu Class.
    Signing off.
    Will & Andrew.


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