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SAS officer teaches Bushey kids how to succeed 

 Published on: 13th February 2019   |   By: Amelie Gregory   |   Category: Uncategorized

An SAS officer joined Bushey School to show kids what it takes to succeed and be the best. 

Major Floyd Woodrow MBE DCM visited Ashfield Junior School to run workshops to all the Ashfield children. 

The Compass For Life programme is designed to inspire and empower children to follow their dreams. The veteran spent Monday, February 4 with the children to share his vision of how they can achieve their dreams. 

A spokesperson for Ashfield Junior said: “The most wonderful thing about The Compass For Life programme is that it also supports the teachers on their own journey and provides a common language to ensure that all children can be heard.

“It also supports every aspect of learning in the current curriculum and gives meaning to the subjects the children are being taught.”

The idea behind Compass For Life is that each child creates their own map guided by the four points of the compass. 

The first step was to define their ‘super north star’ or ultimate dream. The types of ambitions shared by the children included becoming an archaeologist, a doctor, a premiership footballer, an Olympic gymnast and a YouTuber. 

Floyd said: “To have 240 children on point for five hours was a testament to what they can achieve. I have worked with leaders who didn’t have the same levels of understandings as these children.” 

There are three other compass points; east that is representing ethos and values, south symbolising strategy and the plan they should follow to succeed and west which stands for warrior. 

Major Floyd Woodrow journey to reach his own ‘super north star’ started when he joined the parachute regiment aged 18. 

Carolyn Dalziel, Ashfield headteacher, said: “We had the most inspiring day; Compass For Life is an exciting programme that has the potential to change lives.”

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