Living dangerously – Sir Ranulph Fiennes on the importance of lessons in character and resilience

With the increasing focus on character education and developing resilience skills in pupils, this year’s Prince’s Teaching Institute annual lecture was delivered by one of the world’s greatest explorers, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Emma Lee-Potter was there

You could barely hear a pin drop as Sir Ranulph Fiennes related the highs and lows of his extraordinary 50-year career.
The man who has been described as “the world’s greatest living explorer” enthralled 440 teenagers and their teachers last week when he delivered the annual Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) lecture.

Sir Ranulph’s theme was “living dangerously” and as he spoke about his experiences, from becoming the first person to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis to discovering the lost city of Ubar on the Yemen, the audience sat in rapt attention.

Teachers and students alike were stunned by his remarkable courage, determination and resilience.

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