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Secondary school students gather to be inspired

Published: Fri 8 Jul 2016 11:36 AM
Secondary school students gather to be inspired
The fourth annual Fuji Xerox Inspire event took place this week (July 5) at AUT to inspire the next generation of leaders.
Fuji Xerox partnered with the Sir Peter Blake Trust to give 350 secondary students from schools across Auckland the opportunity to hear from inspiring New Zealanders from a variety of backgrounds.
Speakers included All Black Keven Mealamu, Kono NZ chief executive officer Rachel Taulelei, Dr Michelle Dickinson with her superhero alter-ego Nanogirl, and William Pike, a motivational speaker who was critically injured in a volcanic eruption, which resulted in the amputation of his right leg at the knee.
Fuji Xerox managing director Gavin Pollard said it was important to inspire the next generation of leaders, and to offer lessons from a diverse range of role models.
“Whether their goals are sports-, science-, or business-oriented, putting these young adults in contact with strong idols is important to help fuel their ambition.
“We were thrilled to have so many talented young people attend the event and hope they feel inspired to create change and successfully lead our future generations.”
Students were encouraged to wear the famous Sir Peter Blake red socks to draw attention to Red Socks Day this Friday (July 8).
The Inspire event was livestreamed for other aspiring leaders to tune in and participate from anywhere in New Zealand.
ENDS

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