John Amaechi OBE returns to school to host talks with pupils

John Amaechi speaking to pupils

Organisational consultant, high performance coach, best-selling author, former NBA basketballer and Old Stopfordian John Amaechi OBE (OS 1989) returned to Stockport Grammar on Thursday to talk to a number of different groups across the school.

John Amaechi OBEIn a series of sessions he spoke to our Junior School year six and Senior School first years; our A-level and GCSE PE pupils; as well as a captivated lunchtime audience of pupils and staff in the library.

During the talks, John discussed a wide range of topics including sport and social responsibility, London 2012, his journey to and experiences in the NBA, and the inspiration for his decision to become a psychologist, and also encouraged pupils to think about their aspirations and how they may go about reaching their goals.

John is currently a director for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Board and reported on human rights issues in China during the Beijing Games as a sporting ambassador for Amnesty International.

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