On Thursday 15th June, St John Rigby College welcomed motivational speaker, Sam P Jalloh, to speak to students as part of the annual Student Voice Conference: ‘Acing Your Aspirations’.
Sam shared his experience of growing up during Sierra Leone’s civil war and how he went from playing tennis barefoot, to representing his country at the sport.
The students learned about the many barriers that Sam had overcome to become a successful tennis player, coach and motivational speaker.
Sam sat down with the students over lunch and gave them advice about how to overcome their own challenges.
His ‘Yes I Can’ attitude was inspirational for students and staff who attended the talk. In the afternoon, students were invited to share feedback on their College experience.
They collaborated well in their groups and offered some extremely valuable contributions.