“Chris rode into Valkstone on his bike to share his travels so far with our Years 5 & 6 students. His presentation was engaging, describing the challenges overcome, the people he met and the joys felt across the continents from Yorkshire to Australia. Chris linked his experiences to the use of real life skills and the development of resilience. Our students’ questions were an amazing response to an inspirational journey. They were encouraged by his motivation and different way of travel to raise money for cancer research. Thank you Chris for your time and remarkable story” – Marilyn Koolstra, Principal,Valkstone Primary School
“Chris’s presentation was both inspirational and motivational. His stories, and life lessons created a sense of adventure and resilience that enabled students to reflect on their own lives and see how their dreams could drive a passion within” – Eddie Meinhold. Jakarta International School.
‘The students at The Freeston Academy, Normanton, UK were truly inspired by the ambition and passion ignigted by Chris. His determination to succeed and the excitement he created ensured that he had a dedicated team of supporters and fundraisers working along side him throughout the time he spent at The Freeston Academy teaching English. Resiliance, self belief and determination were three key messages that Chris delivered to our students’ – Liz Ford. Deputy Principal. The Freeston Academy.
“Our students were thoroughly inspired… his integrity was strong and he delivered a powerful message full of wit and anecdotes” – Haje Halabi. Jakarta International School.
“Chris Gruar inspired our kids with his passion and his enthusiasm for his subject. He engaged our pupils and held their attention throughout and the pupils left feeling inspired and having really felt like they’ve learned something. Fun, educational and inspirational throughout” – Simon Prinsep. Assistant Headteacher. Castleford Academy.
“Chris gave a very dynamic and passionate presentation… he included many interesting things relating to the culture, geography and history of the countries he visited. The kids really enjoyed his story and were excited to ask questions” Katryne Daudelin. Lycée International Français de Jakarta
“Thanks to Chris, my students gained an insight into heroic actions!” – Isabelle Lecomte. Lycée International Français de Jakarta
“Chris visited Canggu Community School in February 2014 while on his journey around the world to spread awareness regarding cancer research. He spoke with a number of classes while visiting and was an absolute hit with the students. His class visits were engaging, informative and catered towards the variety of ages. He showed great sympathy towards the students and generated amazing discussions amongst the students. We at Canggu community School hope that he will be able to drop by the school again and wish him the best of luck. From a teachers perspective, it was obvious that he genuinely cares about the education of young people and puts a lot of care towards his time with students. If you have the chance, get Chris to drop in to your school. You will not regret it. Keep cycling Chris and inspiring other young minds on your way!” – Daniel Watson, Year 5 Teacher, Canggu Community School, Bali, Indonesia
“Awesome motivation for all of us to get up and follow our dreams, not to be frightened of taking risks and doing the impossible. Our kids loved it and I believed you moved them to reach for the stars with purpose” – Kathy Nesteroff. Jakarta International School.
“Chris’s presentation at McLaren Language School was inspiring for both the teachers and the students. The students were absolutely amazed by his adventure and were constantly asking questions. He motivated us to live our lives with passion and showed us that everything is possible if you believe in yourself” – Christina Balaska. McLaren Language School, Patras Greece.
“Get stuck in sir! You are a massive inspiration and role model to the world at the moment, you have encouraged me to take up cycling and I wish you the best on your journey!” Former Year 9 English Student
“Chris spoke to the students of St Paul’s Catholic Primary School Darwin today. The students were spellbound as they listened to his adventures on his journey. It was a very inspiring talk and Chris answered all our students, teachers and parents questions. We would recommend Chris speak at any school and we have contacted other schools in the Northern Territory to tell them to contact with Chris as he moves from the top end to Central Australia” – Anthony Hockey, Principal, St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Darwin