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Story behind Believe Achieve Succeed

How did we come by Believe Achieve Succeed?

We asked our colleagues and friends for words that represented our work at Helen Arkell and the message we would like to give out to the world.

We had a fantastic response and were delighted by the positive ideas and supportive comments.

However, one suggestion did stand out for us all.

It came from Sonya Rohov, a former Helen Arkell tutor.

Sonya explained:

"Learning is a lifelong journey. Believe Achieve Succeed.

My dyslexic son is having an adventure travelling the world (22 yrs old and on his own). He ended up in Australia because he wanted to meet his granddad for the first time. I think the idea started during one of our 'conversations' (written on Facebook)  where he has been talking about conquering his 'demons'.  I believe these demons were created because of his perception of himself, which were moulded and created at school.  

This is another of the things he has sent to me (I am divorced and brought both my dyslexic boys up on my own, I studied at Helen Arkell and did level 5 and 7 whilst working). I asked George where he had found the motivation to try to achieve so many things and this is what he said:

'When I can't be bothered to do something at work I motivate myself by thinking of you doing your training and all those big essays, growing up having a working parent to look up to definitely makes you a better person.'

WOW - I did not anticipate that reply."

Sonya and George are inspirational in many ways and we are honoured to share their journey.

Thank you Sonya and George.

George on his travels with a koala

George pictured here on his travels in October 2014.




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