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Assembly with Dan Smith (Paddle of Britain)

We had a very special visitor back in school this week, Dan Smith. We have known Dan at Seahouses Primary for quite some time now and have recently been following his challenge to Kayak the full length of Britain in the hope of raising £25,000 for the 'The Royal British Legion'.


Dan is now back and has been successful in his challenge, he managed to complete the paddle in 53 days, 1 week quicker than the target he set himself and he is well on his way to raising over the £25,000 he hoped to achieve. 


During the challenge the children at Seahouses recognised that Dan was showing strong links to our school values. we asked if Dan could come into school so we could kindly pick his brain and discover how he felt about his success and achievement, how he persevered through challenges, how he maintained enthusiasm and of course share some stories from along the way.


The children were bursting with questions and thoroughly enjoyed seeing pictures and watching video clips that Dan had taken on his journey. Dan was also kind enough to pick his Kayak up once again and bring it into school to share all of its battle wounds. 


We would like to say a huge congratulations to Dan, we are all extremely proud of you and what you have achieved. It is truly inspiring, thank you for sharing your experience with us.