Wednesday 06 August 2014

Resilience and Adversity Community Seminar

Dr David Buttifant, High Performance Manager at Carlton Football Club, addressed a large audience of secondary students and parents on Tuesday 29 July at The Ridgeway Campus.

The evening's theme was Resilience and Adversity and he provided helpful tips on learning from successes and failures, building your armour to thrive and embracing opportunities and challenges.

David Buttifant involved his audience in an interactive activity which broke the ice, and went on to explain how his family set up the N.I.C.K. Foundation to honour his son, Nick, who took his own life in 2009.

It was a thoroughly engaging presentation and, David said, if you could take away one pearl of wisdom at the end of the night, it will make a difference.